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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