Limousine causes chain-reaction crash in Santa Clarita

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) -- Five people were critically injured in a chain-reaction crash involving a stretch limousine in Santa Clarita on Saturday night.

The crash occurred at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on Newhall Ranch Road, just east of the 5 Freeway.

The limousine driver tried to stop at a red light, but ended up hitting another vehicle, causing it to spin out and crash into another vehicle, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Allen said.

In total, 11 people were involved. The victims include both drivers and passengers. The limousine driver was the only person who was not injured.

Details on where the limousine was heading were not immediately released.

Eastbound lanes of Newhall Ranch Road at the 5 Freeway were temporarily closed. The Newhall Ranch Road exit on the northbound 5 Freeway was also shut down.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.
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