Passenger Killed in La Tuna Canyon Crash, 2 Others Critical

A driver crashed a vehicle into a wall and died on La Tuna Canyon Road, just south of the Foothill (210) Freeway near La Crescenta. Two other people are hospitalized in critical condition.

A motorist crashed into a wall Saturday night in nearby Sun Valley, killing one person and critically injuring two others, a city fire official said.

The crash was reported at 8:21 p.m. near 8300 W. La Tuna Canyon Road, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, Scott said.

Two others were taken to hospitals in critical condition, he said.

Ginger Maldonado Galloway December 02, 2012 at 09:18 PM
From what I understand, it was a passenger that died, not the driver.
Donna Roberts December 02, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Yes, it was the front seat passenger, a 17 year old boy.
Nicole Charky (Editor) December 04, 2012 at 03:10 AM
@Ginger and Donna - Thank you for reading and commenting. Earlier reports indicated it was a driver. However, this story has been updated here: http://patch.com/A-zYnx. Thanks again!
Harmony Menier-Schierholtz December 05, 2012 at 04:19 PM
can you tell me if they found out the name of the boy that was kiiled in this accident?
Donna Roberts December 05, 2012 at 04:41 PM
He is a minor and a member of my family. I will ask his parents' permission to post his name. He attended Rosemont and CV and was recently attending Daly.
Donna Roberts December 05, 2012 at 07:32 PM
His name was Daniel Kaplan http://www.crescentavalleyweekly.com/news/12/02/2012/fatal-accident-on-la-tuna-canyon-2/
Nicole Charky (Editor) December 06, 2012 at 01:20 AM
@Donna - Would it be possible for you to email me at nicole.charky@patch.com about any memorial services or information that I can help the family with. Descanso Gardens special events group refused to release any information about the service tomorrow, Thursday.
Nicole Charky (Editor) December 06, 2012 at 01:23 AM
@Donna - I really appreciate you updating us about this information. I'm working on a story right now.


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