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The victims of a fatal crash involving two big rigs and a Toyota Corolla on State Route 126 near Chiquito Canyon Road yesterday have been identified.

Samuel Choi, 21, of Santa Clarita, and Roger Miranda, 58, of San Bernardino, were pronounced dead on scene following the crash.

Choi was driving a 2012 Toyota Corolla and Miranda was driving a 2012 Mack 3 Axle truck, according to California Highway Patrol reports.

A third person, a 49-year-old man from Santa Paula who was driving the 2013 Peterbilt 3 Axle semi-truck, was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

The driver of the Corolla was traveling southbound on Chiquito Canyon Road and allegedly turned onto the SR-126 westbound, directly into the path of the semi-truck, according to CHP reports. The driver of the semi swerved and collided with the Corolla.

Upon impact with the Corolla, the semi crossed the eastbound SR-126 lanes and crashed into the Mack 3 Axle truck head on, according to CHP reports. The semi truck overturned and spilled lemons across the entire road.

The drivers of the Corolla and the Mack 3 Axle were attended by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the reports.

A Sigalert was issued at 9:44 a.m. for both directions of Highway 126 for an unknown duration. CHP said a hard closure of westbound lanes was implemented at Wolcott Way, with eastbound lanes closed on the Ventura County side of the line.

The road is expected to be closed until early Tuesday evening.

Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor, and the crash remains under investigation.

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  1. My condolences to the families of Samuel Choi and Roger Miranda. What an awful tragedy.

    • We are highly impacted at the loss of your family in such a critical area and unexplainable accident. But for the grace of God it could have been a bus of children and not be more sad. We are all grieving terribly for you, friend’s and families left to face this tragedy from our community.

  2. My condolences to the families of Samuel Choi and Roger Miranda. What an awful tragedy.

  3. Has next of kin been notified?

  4. Has next of kin been notified?

  5. Daniel Konz Daniel Konz says:

    Another 4 wheeler who just couldn’t bare to wait a few more seconds for the truck to pass before pulling out into traffic.

    That’s such a dangerous intersection, I wish they’d put a signal there.

  6. Daniel Konz Daniel Konz says:

    Another 4 wheeler who just couldn’t bare to wait a few more seconds for the truck to pass before pulling out into traffic.

    That’s such a dangerous intersection, I wish they’d put a signal there.

  7. Belen Ibarra Belen Ibarra says:

    Jeanne Wilson 😳

  8. Kate Arpke Houle this is what happened the other morning.. 😔

  9. OMG! Brittani Garrison this really does happen!!!! And in our home town!!!!

  10. Dan O says:

    How awful. This is another reminder to drive defensively. You never know what mistake the other driver might make.

  11. Mike Weaver Mike Weaver says:

    2 of our heavy had to respond out to the Sceen for the crash.

  12. Man, horrible accident. My condolences go out to the families of the victims.

  13. When life gives you lemons…
    😦
    CA drivers are nuts. Even dangerous walking down the street sometimes

  14. Shirley says:

    condolences to the families. So sad.

  15. After so many people die at an intersection, isn’t there a law/regulation that allows a signal to be installed?

  16. Shelton aka FBI says:

    We lost a good truck driver it sad this happen one thing it was the 4 wheeler fault. rest in peace to the victims of this bad accident and hope the other driver get well soon

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