1 killed, 3 critically hurt in Piru multi-car crash

PIRU, Calif. (KABC) -- One person was killed and three others were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash in the Piru area of Ventura County.

Ventura County and Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the collision along Highway 126 near Sharp Avenue.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and three others were in critical condition, officials said.

Westbound and eastbound lanes were temporarily closed as an investigation into the crash continued.

All lanes were later reopened, and California Highway Patrol officials said the rain likely contributed to the fatal crash.

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