1 Killed, 1 Injured in Crash on 101 Freeway Near De Soto Avenue
Vehicle Catches Fire in Fatal Woodland Hill Accident
Woodland Hills, CA (November 21, 2019) – One person was killed in a crash in Woodland Hills. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of November 21 on 101 Freeway.
The driver of a Toyota sedan lost control in the northbound lanes of the 101 Freeway, near De Soto Avenue. The Toyota crashed into the center divider and stopped in the middle of the freeway.
The driver, described as a 26-year-old woman, then exited the Toyota and stood in the road. A Nissan Frontier pickup tried to avoid crashing, but ended up hitting both the Toyota and the woman. One of the vehicles caught fire.
The woman died at the accident scene. The driver of the Nissan, Rufino Batres-Moran, 35, of Van Nuys, suffered back pain and minor injuries.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.