Murdewiyanti Finn Killed in Tow Truck Accident on 14 Freeway [Newhall, CA]
Murdewiyanti Finn Dead, Three Injured after Rear-End Accident in Santa Clarita
NEWHALL, CA (October 20, 2020) — Authorities have identified the female passenger who died Sunday evening when a tow truck rear-ended another vehicle on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 48-year-old Murdewiyanti Finn of Lancaster.
The crash occurred around 6:34 p.m. on the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway north of Sierra Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A flatbed truck owned by Castaic Tow was northbound on the freeway in the number 5 lane when it crashed into the rear of a 2015 Nissan, the CHP said.
Finn – a passenger in the Nissan – died at the scene.
A 17-year-old boy – another passenger in the Nissan – suffered major injuries.
The 53-year-old driver of the Nissan was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and a 12-year-old passenger was taken to a hospital with complaint of pain. The genders of the latter two victims was not available.
The 25-year-old tow truck driver did not sustain any injuries.
A SigAlert at 6:35 p.m. Sunday closed all northbound freeway lanes but they were gradually reopened before midnight.
Alcohol and/or drugs were not suspected as factors in the crash.
Sincere condolences to the loved ones and friends of Murdewiyanti Finn.
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