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Woman Killed In West Hills Crash After Street Racing Incident

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A woman was killed in a West Hills crash Friday, after a street racing incident ended in a multi-vehicle collision.

The crash in West Hills was reported just after 4 p.m. Friday 24000 block of West Vanowen Street, according to Nicholas Prange, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

“A two-vehicle traffic collision, tragically, proved fatal,” Prange said.

One adult male was transported with moderate injuries, and a bystander sustained minor injuries while helping pull a patient from one of the wrecked vehicles, according to Prange.

Preliminary reports indicated two to three cars were street racing when one lost control, colliding into an innocent female driver, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

“Street racing is illegal and can have serious (and) deadly consequences,” LAPD officials said on Twitter. “It’s not worth it.”

Bystanders initiated CPR on the woman until LAFD firefighter-paramedics arrived, according to Prange.

Paramedics continued advanced life support measures, but she was later declared dead on the scene, according to LAFD officials.

“Witnesses claim speed was a factor in the incident,” Prange said.

The woman was later identified as Colleen Wong, 57, of West Hills, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

Officers with the LAPD are on scene to investigate the crash Friday afternoon.

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

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    March 20, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Who was sleeping. Bad sentence structure with a dangling modifier “while sleeping”.

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One Killed, One Hospitalized After Agua Dulce Crash On Sierra Highway

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One person was killed and another was hospitalized after an Agua Ducle crash on Sierra Highway Wednesday morning. 

A vehicle crashed into a ditch at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday near the 12600 block of Sierra Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Traffic Management Center. 

Firefighters later responded to the solo-vehicle crash, according to Marvin Lim, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“It came in as a (traffic collision) with persons trapped,” Lim said. 

One person was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital via ambulance, according to Lim. 

The second victim was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the spokesperson.

A helicopter was requested to the scene but was later canceled, according to Lim. 

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

Officers with the CHP Antelope Valley Area Office are expected to remain on scene for an unknown duration, according to a dispatcher with the office. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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GoFundMe Created For 9-Year-Old Boy Killed In 14 Freeway Crash

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The family of a 9-year-old boy killed in a 14 Freeway crash last week has created a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral costs. 

Isaiah Lammar Davis is described as a “sweet, loving, intelligent 9-year-old,” said Queenbri Love, a family member in the GoFundMe. 

“This is a devastating loss to our family,” Love wrote. “He was deeply loved and he will be deeply missed. We are raising money to cover funeral costs and any help is greatly appreciated. God Bless and thank you for your support.”

The crash incident was reported at about 10:50 p.m. on April 5 near Avenue N on the northbound 14 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

A motorist veered into the center divider, then tried to reenter the freeway at approximately 65 miles per hour, according to investigators.

The vehicle overturned after the driver lost control, went across all lanes of traffic, and hit a dirt embankment, according to CHP officials.

Davis was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene, according to investigators.

The 56-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and a 28-year-old woman riding in the car had moderate injuries, according to the CHP.

A 1-year-old boy and a 1-month-old boy, both in the vehicle, also suffered minor injuries, investigators said.

Alcohol or drugs were not considered to be factors in the crash and the incident is still under investigation as of Tuesday, according to CHP officials.

To donate to the GoFundMe, visit here.

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One Killed In Sun Valley Crash On 5 Freeway

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One person was killed Saturday in a Sun Valley crash on the 5 Freeway.

The incident was reported just before noon Saturday on the southbound 5 Freeway near Sunland Boulevard, according to Margaret Stewart, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

Upon arrival, firefighters reported one person trapped inside a vehicle, according to Stewart.

The vehicle crashed into a tree and overturned, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) logs.

“Sadly, the patient was determined dead on scene,” Stewart said.

One task force is expected to remain to assist CHP officers, the spokesperson added.

A SigAlert was issued for the closure of the No. 3 and 4 lanes as well as the Sunland Boulevard offramp to the southbound 5 Freeway for about one hour, according to the CHP.

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

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