A Crash Into A Fire Hydrant Kills One Person

A high speed, single vehicle crash in Los Angeles County in the city of Newhall early Monday has left one person dead and another person injured.

Santa Clarita radio station, KHTS, reported on its website that according to a statement released by the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fatal crash happened on Monday, September 7th at approximately 3:00 a.m. near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and 5th Street. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened on the Old Road near the 5 Freeway when the driver of a gray Nissan Sentra lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a fire hydrant. 

“A single-vehicle was overturned, and one person was trapped inside,” Supervisor Sims with the Los Angeles Fire Department told reporters.

Sgt. Gray, with the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station, told reporters that it wasn’t until the single occupant of the Nissan had been extricated from the wreckage car that he was declared dead at the scene.  

Authorities have not disclosed any further information, including the identity of the victim pending notification of family members.

No other injuries were reported.

The crash is still currently under investigation. Investigators from the multiple agencies that responded to the accident have determined, however, that speed was a factor.  

The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact their office at (661) 255-1121. 


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