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Man Killed After Sierra Highway Crash Near Canyon Country Identified

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One person was killed after a gravel truck went into a ditch in a Sierra Highway crash north of Canyon Country Monday morning. 

The incident was reported just after 8 a.m. Monday near Sierra Highway and Davenport Road, according to Leslie Lua, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

“We found a single dump truck in a ditch, with one person trapped,” Lua said. 

One person was declared dead on the scene, according to Officer Peter Nicholson with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Traffic Management Center.

“It was a fatal collision,” Nicholson said, adding it was a solo-vehicle crash involving a 54,400-pound, four-axel gravel truck.

Aristeo Limon Jr., 52, from Azusa, was killed in the crash, according to Sarah Ardalani, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

One southbound lane on Sierra Highway is closed for an unknown duration, according to Nicholson.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

Note: This story has been updated with the identity of the victim on Tuesday morning.

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One Killed After Canyon Country Crash On Soledad Canyon

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One person was killed after being trapped inside a vehicle in a Canyon Country crash Thursday evening. 

The three-vehicle crash was reported at about 5:45 p.m. on the 17600 block of Soledad Canyon Road near Canyon Country Park, according to Supervisor Jeremy Stafford with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

Two people were injured in the collision. One victim was declared dead on scene and another was transported to a local hospital, Stafford said.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to conduct traffic control and investigate the incident.

The identity of the victim is unknown, pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

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

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$50,000 Reward Offered For Information On Fatal Hit-And-Run Van Nuys Crash

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A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of a suspect wanted for a fatal hit-and-run crash in Van Nuys.

On Sunday, June 13 just before 9 p.m., a silver sedan was traveling northbound on Hazeltine Avenue when it collided with a pedestrian crossing mid-block across Hazeltine Ave south of Gault Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

The driver of the sedan fled the scene without identifying themself or attempting to render aid to the pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries, according to investigators. 

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian in grave condition to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The pedestrian was a male in his 30’s. His name will not be released until the next of kin is notified, according to the LAPD.

The hit and run vehicle is described as a silver sedan with severe damage to the front end of the vehicle and windshield area, detectives said.

This investigation is ongoing, no arrest has been made as of Monday morning. 

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise. 

The investigation is ongoing, anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Takishita at (818) 644-8116 or Officer Fredo at (818) 644-8037. 

During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-527-3247.  Those wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go directly here.

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Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Amtrak Train In North Hollywood

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A pedestrian was killed after being struck by an Amtrak train in North Hollywood Saturday morning.

Just after 9 a.m., firefighters received a report of a collision involving a train on the 7100 block of Lankershim Boulevard, according to Brian Humphrey, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

One person was declared dead on or near the railroad tracks after being struck by an Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passenger train, which remains at the scene, Humphrey said.

There were no injuries reported on the train, according to the spokesperson.

Train 768 is being delayed north of Burbank for an unknown duration, according to Amtrak.

The identity of the victim has not been released, pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

As of Saturday, the crash is under investigation.

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