Two Vehicles Caught Fire after Collision near Lyons Avenue

SANTA CLARITA, CA (July 27, 2023) – Tuesday afternoon, a police pursuit ended in a fiery accident on 5 Freeway and sent one person to a hospital.

The chase started around 12:40 p.m. at the southbound 5 Freeway in the area of Santa Clarita.

According to the police, officers attempted to stop a white Dodge Challenger Hellcat, travelling at up to 140 mph.

At this time, the circumstances that led up to the collision remain unclear. However, the pursuit ended when the suspect crashed on the shoulder of 5 Freeway near Lyon Avenue.

Subsequently, the Dodge and another vehicle caught on fire, along with a quarter-acre of grassland in the area.

Responding emergency personnel transported one person to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Additionally, police managed to take the suspect into custody. The authorities did not disclose the suspect’s identity or the specific number of charges. Moreover, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shut down to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties, but have since been reopened to the public.

No further details regarding the 5 Freeway fiery crash have been released to the public. Santa Clarita officials will provide more information once available.

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