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The person killed in an early-morning crash on Soledad Canyon Road has been identified as 21-year old Luis Castillo of Canyon Country.
Castillo was a passenger in a car driven by his brother, Anthony Hernandez, 24, who was critically injured in the single-car collision.
Deputy Jeff Maag of the traffic office at the Santa Clarita Valley station was one of the investigators on the scene and said that speed was definitely a factor in the accident. They are hoping any witnesses to the crash will come forward. Maag said that Hernandez’s speed was “in excess of 80 mph.”
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UPDATED 11:07 a.m. Tuesday
Traffic is open in both directions on Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country after a five-hour closure due to a fatal collision that occurred shortly after 6 a.m.
Traffic is completely blocked on Soledad Canyon Road between Camp Plenty Road and Langside Road in Canyon Country to investigate a fatal accident that occurred shortly after 6 a.m. today.
According to Sgt. Richard Nagler of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, two brothers were in a sedan traveling northbound on Soledad Canyon Road and had just crossed the bridge at Camp Plenty when they lost control of the car. The vehicle hit a tree and the center divider. The passenger was killed and the driver was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Nagler said that the only information available about the victims was that they were brothers in their 20s.
Sheriff’s deputies turning cars around at Soledad Canyon and Camp Plenty Road.
Soledad Canyon completely closed between Camp Plenty Road and Langside Avenue.
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