Santa Clarita, CA #santa-clarita-ca – Just before 3 a.m. Monday, officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department received reports of an expanded traffic collision near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and 5th Street in Newhall.
“They got on scene at 3 a.m.,” said Supervisor Sims with the department. “A vehicle was overturned, and one person was trapped.”
Officials worked for nearly 45 minutes to free the driver, a male adult in his 30’s who was the sole occupant of the single-vehicle crash, according to officials.
“One person was pronounced dead at the scene,” said Sergeant Westerfield with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
While the crash is still under investigation, Westerfield confirmed that investigators had determined that speed was a factor.
No other injuries were reported in connection with the crash. The identity of the driver is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin as of Monday morning.
Any witnesses to the crash are urged to contact officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121.