Police officers on the California Highway Patrol responded to a deadly single-vehicle collision on Wednesday after a 2006 Toyota Tacoma truck turned highway 14 and rolled down an embankment.
The driver, a 38-year-old man from Lancaster, was not detained and died of injury when he was thrown out of the car, according to a CHP report. His passenger, a 26-year-old Northridge woman, suffered a moderate injury and was able to escape from the vehicle on her own before being taken to Henry Mayo New Hall Hospital.
According to Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisory dispatcher Bernard Peters, CHP and paramedics responded to reports of a vehicle rollover on block 8100 of Escondido Canyon Road in Acton.
According to spokeswoman Jonathan Massenny, the agency responded to reports of vehicle rollovers, resulting in vehicles descending the southbound embankment of Highway 14. The CHP reported that the car was heading north when it left the road and hit a guardrail.
A helicopter was on the way to transport the driver to a local trauma center around 4:15 pm on Wednesday, after which the evacuation was cancelled.
Police officers on the California Highway Patrol responded shortly after 4:10 pm, police officer Stephen Brandt said.
“The person who caused the (crash) said the truck might have come out of the road into the backyard,” he said.
This story was updated on Wednesday, July 21st at 10pm
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