2 killed in wrong-way crash on 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch

Two people were killed and two others were injured in a wrong-way crash on the 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch Sunday, authorities said.

The crash on the westbound side of the freeway, at the Tampa Avenue off-ramp, was reported at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said. 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. They were identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office as 37-year-old Andres Quintanar and 49-year--old Gerardo Parra. Paramedics were called to the scene at 4:30 a.m. and 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.

The investigation is ongoing.