Two Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch

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PORTER RANCH (CNS) - The coroner's office Monday released the names of two people killed in a wrong-way crash on the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Porter Ranch.

Andres Quintanar was 37 years old and Gerardo Parra was 49 years old, the coroner said.

The crash on the westbound freeway, at the Tampa Avenue off-ramp, was reported at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Authorities said a dark-colored sedan was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes and slammed into a semi-truck. The vehicle landed on the embankment of the off-ramp.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics dispatched to the location at 4:30 a.m. rushed two others to regional trauma centers, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A Sigalert, issued at 4:53 a.m. closing the Tampa Avenue off-ramp, as well as the No. 3 and 4 lanes of the westbound freeway, was canceled at 11:20 a.m.

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