Driver, 19, Thrown From Vehicle And Killed On 118 Freeway

LAKE VIEW TERRACE (CBS) — California Highway Patrol officials say a 19-year-old driver was thrown from his vehicle and killed Sunday morning on the eastbound Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway.

The accident occurred in Lake View Terrace just after 2:40 a.m. on the connector road from the 118 to the westbound Foothill (210), according to the CHP.

The motorist, identified as North Hills resident David Garcia, was driving a 2008 Scion TC when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. The car overturned and went down an embankment on the eastbound side of the freeway.

CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said Garcia suffered a blow to the head.

The car came to rest near Paxton Street and Foothill Boulevard, Kimball said.

A law enforcement helicopter was used in the search for other possible victims but none were found, said Kimball.

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  1. NEIGHBOR says:

    UNLESS THIS WAS ANOTHER ACCIDENT IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE BECAUSE I LIVE NEXT TO THE 210 AND THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT 2-3 MILES AWAY FROM THE 118 AT THE SAME TIME.

    1. Observer says:

      I was at the other accident on the 210 Westbound (2 miles before the 118 connector). It was a mutli-car pile up that happened around 1:45am, Sadly, I think this means there were two distinct accidents, an hour apart from each other at roughly the same area.

  2. the homiee says:

    that was my friend..
    he left behind a family n son.
    R.I.P Floo

  3. Simply Me says:

    I will never forget you…or your bowl of cereals…

  4. CASA LOMA 1010A LVN'S says:

    DAVID WE LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. R.I.P.

    LOVE ALWAYS,
    CASA LOMA CLASSMATES 1010A

  5. Eric Pina says:

    rest in peace lil primo ull never be forgoten ill always keep u in my heart

  6. Bre says:

    David may your heart rest in peace!

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