A big rig crashed off the side of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in the Castaic area Monday, leaving one person dead and another injured.

The crash was reported about 12:40 p.m. north of Templin Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol and the county fire department.

The big rig ended up about 50 feet down an embankment from the freeway. Two right lanes were blocked while an investigation was conducted, according to Caltrans.

One person who was not immediately identified died at the scene, according to the fire department. A second person was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

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