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A couple from West Hills died when their 2010 Fleetwood motorhome towing a Jeep hit a fence, clipped a fire hydrant and smashed into a wall bordering the Browns Canyon Wash flood control channel in Canoga Park, authorities said Tuesday.

The incident was reported at 3:21 p.m. Monday at 8433 DeSoto Avenue, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The occupants were identified today as Charles Meehleis, 84, and Rosalyn Meehleis, 82, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Both suffered traumatic injuries in the crash, Los Angeles police Officer S. Bales of the Valley Traffic Division said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, police said.

Firefighters successfully kept the “precariously perched” motor home from teetering over the wall overlooking the wash, Humphrey told City News Service.

They also handled a spill of diesel fuel from the RV, he added.

—City News Service

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