1 Dead, 1 Seriously Hurt After Car Plunges Down Embankment Near Sylmar

SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say one person was killed and another seriously hurt following a single-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.

Officials believe the driver lost control of a Camaro before it plunged 50 feet down an embankment and overturned in the Kagel Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest, just east of Sylmar.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the deceased man as Alejandro Perez of Sylmar. It was unclear if Perez was the driver or the passenger.

The crash occurred about 2 p.m. near the intersection of Kagel Canyon and Dexter Park roads, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Brian Jordan.

Both victims were taken to a hospital, where Perez was pronounced dead, said Officer Patrick Kimball of the California Highway Patrol, which was conducting the crash investigation.

One of the victims was airlifted from the scene by a sheriff’s air rescue helicopter, Jordan said.


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