PALMDALE — One person was killed and three were injured Saturday in a three-ve­hic­le crash in which one ve­hicle rolled down an em­bank­ment onto railroad tracks, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 2:44 p.m. at Pearblossom High­way and Small Road, the California Highway Pat­rol said.

One victim was dead at the scene, Los Angeles Coun­ty Fire Department Capt. Ron Singleton said. A 60-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman were in “mod­erate condition,” and taken to a trauma center, he said. A 19-year-old man was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

A sedan rolled down the embankment onto the tracks used by Met­ro­link, the CHP said. The other ve­hicles involved were a Toyota Tacoma pick­up truck and a Chev­ro­let Suburban, the CHP said.

Traffic on Pearblossom was blocked between Small Road and Sierra Highway, with traffic routed north­ward onto Avenue S. The back­up was several miles in each direction.

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