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Santa Clarita Valley Authorities Provide Details on Deadly Traffic Collision

Car accident in Los Angeles

A fatal car accident on the connector between the southbound Highway 14 and southbound Interstate 5 in California resulted in the death of 33-year-old Marco A. Vazquez from Canoga Park and injuries to a 17-year-old passenger early Sunday morning, authorities reported.

The California Highway Patrol Newhall-area office alongside the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the incident at 2:16 a.m. Initial findings indicated that the vehicle, a Nissan Sentra with two occupants, collided into the center divider. Tragically, Vazquez, the driver, was declared deceased at the crash site.

The teenage passenger was promptly rescued from the wreckage and conveyed to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for treatment of minor to moderate injuries. The accident disrupted traffic flow, leading to the closure of the interchange for several hours from 2:36 a.m. until it was reopened at 8:43 a.m.

According to preliminary investigations, Vazquez was traveling at high speed when he made an unsafe left turn, which resulted in the vehicle striking multiple sand barrel attenuators. Authorities declared Vazquez dead at the scene due to the injuries he sustained.

The involvement of alcohol is being considered as a possible contributing factor in the accident, and the Highway Patrol’s Newhall office is conducting further investigations into the crash.

Source: Santa Clarita Valley Signal