2 Killed after Slamming into Semi-Truck  near La Tuna Canyon Road

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 19, 2022) – A crash on Tujunga left Modesto Talamantes and Thomas Ornelaz dead, Tuesday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m., on the westbound lanes of the freeway near La Tuna Canyon Road.

Footage from a news helicopter revealed a crushed dark-colored vehicle after apparently hitting the rear of a big-rig.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed two people dead at the scene. Authorities identified the two occupants of the car, 40-year-old Ornelaz and 51-year-old Talamantes, of San Fernando.

Meanwhile, authorities issued a SigAlert for No.3 and No.4 lanes of the westbound freeway.

At this time, Los Angeles Officials are working to identify further circumstances surrounding the crash.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Modesto Talamantes and Thomas Ornelaz.

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