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19-Year-Old Kentucky Basketball Player Killed In Northridge Crash

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University of Kentucky basketball player Terrence Clarke (left) was killed in a Northridge crash. Photo Courtesy of Kentucky Basketball.

A 19-year-old University of Kentucky basketball player was killed in a Northridge crash Thursday afternoon. 

On April 22 at about 2:05 p.m., a 2021 Hyundai Genesis was traveling southbound on Winnetka Avenue at an unsafe speed when it ran a red light and collided with a 2006 Silver Toyota Tacoma making a left turn at Nordhoff Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

The Genesis continued in a southwestern direction and collided with a traffic signal device before coming to rest against a wall.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the driver of the Genesis to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Terrence Clarke, of Roslindale, Massachusetts, was killed in the crash, according to Kentucky head coach John Calipari.

“I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight,” Calipari said. “A young person who we all love has just lost his life too soon, one with all of his dreams and hopes ahead of him. Terrence Clarke was a beautiful kid, someone who owned the room with his personality, smile and joy. People gravitated to him, and to hear we have lost him is just hard for all of us to comprehend right now. We are all in shock.”

Clarke was limited to eight games in his lone season with Kentucky in 2020-21 because of a right leg injury. He made six starts and averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, according to UK Athletics.

Clarke signed with Kentucky out of Boston as one of the top prospects in the 2020 high school class. A consensus five-star prospect, he was ranked as high as No. 8 in the final Rivals rankings.

This investigation is still ongoing as of Friday, according to the LAPD.

Anyone with information about this traffic collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division, Detective Nicholas Sinclair at 818-644-8033.

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Vehicle Crashes Into Sand Canyon Fire Station 132, No Injuries Reported

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A vehicle crashed into Sand Canyon Fire Station 132, resulting in damage to the building and no injuries.

The incident was reported at about 8:13 a.m. Thursday on the 29300 block of Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country, according to Marvin Lim, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“The vehicle did impact the structure, it was our fire station,” Lim said. “It was a civilian vehicle.”

Inspectors with the City of Santa Clarita Department of Building and Safety were requested to determine the structural integrity of the station, according to Fire officials.

Southern California Gas Company officials were also dispatched due to the close proximity of the crash to a gas line.

As of 8:45 a.m. Thursday, the extent of the damage is unknown, according to Lim.

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Two Ejected From Vehicle After Acton Crash On Angeles Forest Highway

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Two people were ejected from a vehicle and airlifted to the hospital after an Acton crash on Angeles Forest Highway Tuesday evening. 

The crash was reported just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near Angeles Forest Highway and Mount Emma Road, according to Supervisor Bernard Peters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

“We went out to a rollover crash, with multiple people ejected,” Peters said.

Upon arrival, firefighters found two victims ejected from the vehicle and two others injured, according to the dispatch supervisor. 

Copter 16 with L.A. County Fire Air Operations responded to the incident and airlifted two people, according to fire officials.

Two additional people were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital via ambulance, Peters said.

Mount Emma Road is temporarily closed in both directions, according to California Highway Patrol logs. 

The conditions of the victims are unknown as of Tuesday. 

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SCV Sheriff’s Station Motor Deputy Hospitalized After Crash With Big Rig

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A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station motor deputy was hospitalized after a crash with a big rig Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported at about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday near McBean Parkway and Creekside Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The deputy was conducting routine patrol checks while driving westbound on Creekside Road, when he collided with a semi-truck traveling eastbound attempting to make a turn into a business, according to Deputy Arriaga, spokesperson for the station.

The driver of the semi-truck remained on scene and was cooperative with traffic investigators, Arriaga said.

“We ask that you keep the deputy in your thoughts and prayers,” she added.

Two people were transported to a local hospital, according to Fire officials.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

SCV Sheriff’s Station Capt. Justin Diez said the motorcycle deputy is in “serious, but stable condition.”

Residents are encouraged to avoid the area as the investigation continues.

Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available.

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