On the early morning of February 8, two people were killed and another person was critically injured after a devastating auto accident in San Fernando Valley. Around 3:45 a.m. a white Chevrolet Corvette collided with a Gray Honda SUV in Lake Balboa. The Corvette appeared to be speeding 90-100 miles per hour north on Balboa Boulevard. The driver went right through a red traffic light. The Corvette then crashed into the Honda SUV which was traveling east on Victory Boulevard.
THE VICTIMS OF THE FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department said that two people were trapped in the wreckage and were in critical condition. They had to be transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The driver and passenger in the Corvette were the two people who were hospitalized.
An officer with the LAPD Valley Traffic Division confirmed that the driver of the Corvette died in the hospital. The passenger remains alive at the hospital.
A female in her 40s was the driver of the Honda SUV. According to KTLA, friends and family identified her as a woman named Kathy. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kathy’s friend, Michelle Matsuo, went to the crash site and left blue balloons in her honor. Matsuo revealed that Kathy was a lifelong fan of the Dodgers.
WHAT DID THE CRASH SCENE LOOK LIKE?
After the violent auto accident, the Corvette and Honda were at least 50 feet away from each other. The Honda was upside down and the Corvette’s entire front end of the car was completely sheared off.
The Corvette was in a strip mall parking lot. Unfortunately, a sign for the mall was destroyed and there was debris everywhere. The windows of a nearby store were completely shattered as a result of this car accident.
Investigators explained that there is no reason to believe the Corvette was racing with another car.
A nearby witness described that the sound of the impact was similar to an earthquake.
THE AFTERMATH OF THE SAN FERNANDO COLLISION
Leading the investigation into the crash is the Valley Traffic Division.
Accidents like these should never happen and it is a true tragedy when one does occur.
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