The woman killed in a Canyon Country crash on the 14 Freeway early Sunday morning has been identified.
Melanie Flores, 24, of Los Angeles, died as a result of the crash on Feb. 21, accoridng to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.
The crash was reported at about 2:23 a.m. Sunday on the southbound 14 Freeway at Sand Canyon Road, according to Officer Josh Greengard, spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Newhall Area Office.
The CHP Los Angeles Communications Center began receiving 9-1-1 calls, reporting a solo-vehicle crash located on southbound SR-14 north of Sand Canyon Road, according to Greengard.
CHP Newhall Area units began responding to the scene, Greengard said.
Upon arriving on scene, units located a solo-vehicle fatal crash involving a 2006 silver Jeep Laredo, according to the spokesperson.
The initial investigation indicates the vehicle left the roadway and onto the right shoulder.
“The vehicle subsequently collided with a metal beam guard rail and overhead freeway sign pole,” Greengard said. “The vehicle was sheered in two pieces and the driver/sole occupant sustained fatal injuries.”
The freeway lanes were not impacted by the crash.
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Reseda Crash
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in a Reseda crash Thursday evening.
The crash was reported at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday on the 7600 block of Reseda Boulevard, near the intersection of Saticoy Street, according to officials with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash to determine the cause of the collision.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the man stayed at the scene when police arrived and is cooperating with the investigation, according to the LAPD.
The identity of the victim has not been released pending the notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner-Coroner’s Office.
As of Friday morning, the crash remains under investigation.
One Killed In Newhall Crash On Sierra Highway
One person was killed in a fiery Newhall crash on Sierra Highway Wednesday evening.
The crash in Newhall occurred just before 8 p.m. Wednesday on Sierra Highway near Clampitt Road, according to Supervisor Martin Rangel with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Upon arrival, firefighters reported a traffic collision with fire, Rangel said.
Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered one person inside the vehicle, according to Fire officials.
The one victim was declared dead on scene, according to Rangel.
No other injuries were reported in the incident, according to the dispatch supervisor.
Traffic on Sierra Highway near the 14 Freeway is impacted as of 8:40 p.m. Wednesday.
The identity of the victim is unknown pending identification from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available.
Three Children Airlifted After Vehicle Crashes Into Preschool
Three children were airlifted after a vehicle crashed into a Saugus preschool Monday evening.
The crash was reported at about 4:40 p.m. Monday as a vehicle into a structure on the 28000 block of Seco Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
La Petite Academy of Saugus is listed at the address of the incident, with witnesses on scene reporting a white SUV crashed into the front of the preschool.
Two helicopters were requested to airlift three pediatric patients, according to Fire officials.
Central Park was named the landing zone for the copters, which airlifted the three children to Northridge Hospital, according to the department.
The children were all under the age of four, were flown to a hospital “as a precautionary measure,” and no major injuries were reported, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The conditions of the children are unknown.
This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available.
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