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| Thursday, Aug 6, 2015
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[KHTS] – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in Canyon Country just after midnight Thursday.

“It sounds like he ran out into traffic. He was jogging on the side of the roadway, as cars were driving down Whites Canyon Road, he ran across the street,” said Detective Thomas Brooks of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “The first car swerved around him and he was hit by a second car.”

The crash occurred on Whites Canyon Road, north of Nadal Street near Canyon High School, around 12:06 a.m.

The victim is a white male who appears to be in his 40s, Brooks said. Identification and next-of-kin notification was still pending.

“They believe he was possibly intoxicated,” Brooks said, adding that coroner’s officials will be able to make that determination.

This incident is continuing to be investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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  1. What a shame. Odd to be out that time of night on a busy street,sober.

  2. Kris Doyle Kris Doyle says:

    Half the streets out here are poorly lite or NO lights at all. Not a good idea to Jog at midnight. So sorry for the loss.

  3. Diane Lopez Diane Lopez says:

    intoxicated AND jogging? I’d HAVE to be drunk to jog at midnight. Sorry he died. RIP

  4. Sorry for the family RIP

  5. My thoughts go out to the drivers and his family.

  6. Any word about the drivers⁉️

  7. Where they speeding, intoxicated⁉️

  8. Rocio Garcia Rocio Garcia says:

    Omg ya ni en la noche se puede correr x que lo critican a uno los conductores se tienen que fijar que no 😲😲

  9. Rocio Garcia Rocio Garcia says:

    Omg ya ni en la noche se puede correr x que lo critican a uno los conductores se tienen que fijar que no 😲😲

  10. Por favor no critiquen respeten lo sucedido uno no sabe lo que va a pasar cuando sale de su casa no sabe si va a regresar así que por favor respeten el dolor de esta familia que a todos nos va a pasar sólo que no sabemos cuando hay que respetar el dolor ajeno mejor denle su apoyo moral que Dios los bendiga

  11. Darkman Luna Darkman Luna says:

    Omg I seen this guys last night. He wasn’t jogging, he was wasted

  12. Keith Dill Keith Dill says:

    Use the crosswalks!!

  13. I think he tried to run into my car as well at some point?!

  14. I think he tried to run into my car as well at some point?!

  15. Que en paz descanse…. mis condolencias para la familia.. me llena de trizteza al escuchar casos como estos… me imajino el dolor que estara pasando la familia en estos momentos😔😫 un caso similar… justamente un dia como hoy :(

  16. Tessa Lucero says:

    @Ramon Caranza, the sidewalks in many parts of Santa Clarita are difficult to run on because tree roots and settling ground have caused the concrete slabs to become uneven. It’s easy to trip and fall on them. Since the city puts a higher priority on making sure roads are even for cars’ smooth passage rather than sidewalks are even for the safety of pedestrians, it’s often less hazardous to run on the side of the road rather than on the sidewalk. I run well over 1000 miles a year on Santa Clarita roadways and the majority of my running is done in the bike lane or on the shoulder.

    And BTW many of the roads don’t HAVE sidewalks.

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