Authorities Tuesday identified a woman who was killed when the vehicle in which she was riding was rear-ended by a tow truck on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Santa Clarita area.
Murdewiyanti Finn, 48, Lancaster died at the scene of the crash that occurred at 6:34 p.m. Sunday on the northbound 14 Freeway, north of Sierra Highway, according to the coroner’s office and 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 in which Finn was a passenger, according to the CHP.
A 17-year-old boy riding in the Nissan suffered major injuries, the CHP reported. The driver of the Nissan, along with a 12-year-old passenger, suffered minor injuries.
The tow truck driver, a 25-year-old Pacoima man whose name was withheld, was not injured. He was not arrested, and alcohol and/or drugs were not suspected as factors in the crash, the CHP said.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.