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One Dead, Five Hurt in South Coast Highway Accident; Traffic Disrupted For Hours

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One dead, five hurt in traffic accident between Fillmore and Santa Paula

Authorities are trying to figure out what led to a multi-vehicle traffic accident which left one person dead, and five hurt on a busy Ventura County highway.

The crash happened just after 7 Friday night on Highway 126 between Fillmore and Santa Paula, in the Spaulding Drive area. CHP investigators are still trying to determine what happened, but four vehicles were involved in the crash.

Highway 126 was completely closed for about an hour, and parts of the highway were shut down for more than six hours. The name of the person who died hasn’t been released yet.

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