(L.A.) Laura Vasquez, 54, Died on the 5 Freeway

Case Number: 2023-01243

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 54-year-old Latin American female on the 5 Freeway.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Laura Vasquez of Bakersfield, California.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Idiopathic Congestive Heart Failure

Other Significant Condition: Blunt Trauma

RIP LAURA VASQUEZ (November 19, 1968 – January 31, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 10:14 a.m.

The decedent was killed in a 5 Freeway rollover crash on the I-5 just north of Lake Hughes Roads.

At around 9:55 a.m., first responders received calls about a traffic collision on the southbound 5 Freeway north of Lake Hughes Road in Castaic.

The solo vehicle was a two-door Honda sedan with four occupants. It appeared to have veered to the left, colliding with the dirt embankment, which caused the vehicle to overturn.

Vasquez suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead on scene despite an off-duty nurse and a CHP officer attempting life-saving measures.

Two adults and a child were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

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