[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Santa Clarita CA
Today in
S.C.V. History
May 22
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]

fatal091215Emergency officials responded to a fatal traffic collision Saturday night on Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.

Reports came in about 8:50 p.m. of a single-vehicle rollover on Soledad near Rue Entree, said Supervising Fire Dispatcher Michael Pittman.

Two people were trapped in the vehicle, which crashed into a tree, said Sgt. Brian Allen of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. No other vehicles were involved.

One person died at the scene and the second person was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital with possibly critical injuries, Allen said.

Westbound Soledad Canyon Road was closed.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.


  1. Richard Provincia did you see this

  2. Louie DeRosa Louie DeRosa says:

    These parkways they keep putting out here are ridiculous. They put trees way too close to the traffic lanes and the curb is so low that any car going at almost any speed can hop over. These trees have caused way too many deaths on Soledad.

    • Well, that, and irresponsible driving speeds.

    • Maybe so. But if the trees weren’t there in many cases the cars would have gone and hit other cars. Cause more injuries or death.

    • Doug Judson Doug Judson says:

      Uh. That has been there for years.

    • Louie DeRosa Louie DeRosa says:

      I am referring to all the way up and down Soledad from bouquet to shadow pines especially the center median the curbs are only a few inches high in many places. The trees get hit left and right I have seen it so many times as I travel up and down

    • Louie DeRosa Louie DeRosa says:

      I’m just saying that they need to build proper curbs if they’re going to put trees

    • Louie-Did you see it?. So sad Many prayers for the families of this horrible accident.

    • Tracee Lee Tracee Lee says:

      cars need to stay on streets!!! drivers texting, speeding..etc

    • Doug Judson Doug Judson says:

      And oddly, you haven’t crashed there yet. What’s your secret?

    • Yeah, I’m just saying, if you want to show off in your vehicle, take it o LACR, or Willow Springs.
      Nobody here seems to remember how Paul Walker died.

      Here’s the point I’m making:
      Reckless driving that kills the driver is not the fault of the city.
      I’m glad nobody else was killed, but I see no reason to remove landscaping for the benefit of a reckless driver.
      My condolences are with the families that have been left to clean up this mess.

    • Louie DeRosa Louie DeRosa says:

      Doug we could go there about handguns or airplanes or any other tool you want to talk about. None of them will help this family.

    • It seems like it’s the drivers fault. They crash into the trees and it’s their fault for doing it

    • I’m just wondering, Louie DeRosa, how do you manage to travel that unsafe route without running up the curb, and into trees?
      That road has been there for decades. We all seem to manage just fine.

    • Louie DeRosa Louie DeRosa says:

      Kari all I am saying is that the trees are dangerous. Of course you have to be out of control to hit them in the first place I’m not ignorant but if you go up and down Soledad and look especially in the center divider you will notice that you can run right up and into the trees they should have regular curbs to prevent this. Someone commented that at least the trees will stop you from going into oncoming traffic in so many words. This is true but as long as they’re putting a median they may as well build the curbs regulation height. That is my only concern because I have seen way too many accidents car vs tree on this road

      • Allan Johnson says:

        Completely agree the curb is far below what safety standards would require. Quite simply, a flat front tire on Soledad could kill you, a 6 inch tree can be deadly.

    • Doug Judson Doug Judson says:

      I agree Louie. I’m sadden at the loss of life, but many of us have traveled these streets many times. Your initial comment was that “they keep putting in roadways that are unsafe”. This particular roadway has been there for many a years. Plenty of people travel there safely, with no incidents.

      I do not wish death upon anyone, Louie. That’s not what I am trying to say here. At some point, people need to be responsible for their actions. (And yes, your previous examples apply here as well; handguns and airplanes).

      Trees do not kill people. Speed kills. Experimentation kills. Wonder kills.

      There are safe ways to “experiment” with speed and there are unsafe ways. This is what my parents have taught me.

      Of course, there is always the occasional fluke.

      My condolences to any family affected by this loss. Death is never a good thing.

    • Tim Weaver Tim Weaver says:

      lol at blaming the trees,maybe learn how to drive?

    • Trilce Eli Trilce Eli says:

      Whaaat? Now it’s the curbs and the trees’ fault why people crash? How about staying in your lane? I drive Soledad from beginning to end everyday and haven’t had a tree stand on my way. Stupid people want to constantly show off their car or show off with their friends. I see it all the time and people, specially young kids just don’t learn

    • Mike Davis Mike Davis says:

      Yeah, it’s the tree’s fault. Always blame something else rather than take responsibility for ones own actions, that’s the new normal.

    • Louie DeRosa Louie DeRosa says:

      Neither the trees nor the curbs cause the accidents the drivers cause the accidents. the trees are the innocent bystanders they get stuck in the way and cause most of the damage after the car has lost control

    • Crash was up onto the sidewalk, not center divider. Speed kills.

    • Kurt Buck Kurt Buck says:

      If speed kills, why isn’t the countryside littered with the dead bodies of jet pilots?

    • Doug Judson Doug Judson says:

      I think people need to read the convo that has preceded this. Theres no reason we need to get angry with Louie. If you reply to this particular thread, make sure you have read through our convo…

    • Emily Dauer Emily Dauer says:

      If trees seem to cause so many car accidents I would hate to live in the south! There would be car accidents all the time.
      It is not the trees its distracted and reckless driving.
      Billboards are more dangerous than trees. It is better to have the trees there because at least there is a chance of the tree slowing down or stopping the car before going into oncoming traffic.

  3. David Hanie David Hanie says:

    Prayers go out to the victims. I was 2nd on scene before any emergency services showed up. Very bad crash.

  4. SCVsMosthated says:

    Anybody have any other info on this crash?

  5. Tracee Lee Tracee Lee says:

    i live right here…and its not the trees that are the probably…its the people who constantly speed down this roadway and run the red lights!!! it doesnt surprise me a bit…last week we had 2 accidents on this same area

    • Cathy Trope Cathy Trope says:

      These stories are sad but it almost always comes out that people were either drinking or were texting/speeding. I don’t know where everybody is in such a hurry to go. A guy nearly drove into me today on the 14 because OMG he just noticed a dump truck in front of him going 40 up the hill. Crazy thought but you might want to look before you change lanes to make sure no one else’s car is there.

  6. Oh my goodness we saw this:( so sad!

    • Maryam says:

      Did you see the crash

      Please let me know
      She was our employee who when to the wedding and was coming home with a friend:(((

  7. Just drove past this accident and it looked horrible the engine is in the front seat area … It’s horrible … God be with them …

  8. Gilbert Gilligan Tadeo

  9. I just drove by the crash and the car is basically vertical. The roof of the car is almost touching the tree/ street light that it crashed into. It was frightening to see.

  10. Sean Fox Sean Fox says:

    Sadly speed kills, please slow down folks…

  11. Erica Egar Erica Egar says:

    Terri Erickson Egar

  12. Adriana Barr Adriana Barr says:

    Elva Raquel Peña this is why we had to turn back! 😕

  13. Santa Clarita lives matter!

  14. Terrible thing to drive by..

  15. Julian Mirza Julian Mirza says:

    Sad that people lose their lives this way. You won’t hit a tree if you are driving the speed limit… I go down this street everyday, can’t tell you how many people, not just teenagers, go way beyond the speed limit. Sad thing is they all know how many accidents happen on this street, how many joggers there are, and the consequences. Yet the dangerous driving continues.

    • Marilyn says:

      He was drunk . He wasn’t just driving that speed limit for fun . He’s still alive btw . He had a belt on . She didn’t and that’s why she died .

  16. People drive way too fast on this stretch of road. I have almost been hit many times by cars speeding around my car.

  17. Matthew Rosales you were right.

  18. I made a left onto Soledad from Boquet, speed limit is 50mph, a Honda Civic passed me going at least 90 mph. What you expect?

  19. Too many people pay zero attention to the 50 mph limit and drive way too fast. This makes me rethink it as a safe route to go running.

  20. Benny Guzman Benny Guzman says:

    We all need to slow down in this neighborhood, especially when traveling down Ada street.

  21. This is all about speed on this stretch of road. It is fortunate that this doesnt happen at least 3 times everyday. I was driving on Soledad eastbound yesterday around 2:30pm and a gray “souped up” Honda Civic cut off a white pickup behind me then swerved into the next lane cutting off someone else and continued this passing me at probably 75mph so he could make it to the red light at Sand Canyon. I was at the same light 5 cars behind him. When the light turned green he took off and by the time I got theough the light and down the hill along the 14 he was so far ahead of everyone he had to be going 80. Maybe we need a sheriff sitting on that stretch for a while?

    • You are right, I live in the homes right there and everyone is always going 60-75 down Soledad to pass me after I drop my
      Kids off at school. I do occasionally see a sherif parked under the bridge at the light in the after noon and on flower park.. Need more police presence to reduce speed there are multiple accidents in this same spot every month

  22. Denice Lyke Denice Lyke says:

    This car was so wedged between a tree and a very strong wall, compacted with dirt that is the foundation for house just above. I was there and I did not see the tree being at fault at all. If he didn’t hit the tree, he would have hit the wall, either way, we don’t know what caused, could have been speed, distraction, medical condition of the adult driver in 60’s. We don’t know. So, rather than blame the tree… Let’s all relax and get back to what the reality is, a young woman lost her life. May she rest in peace.

  23. Lisa Bright Lisa Bright says:

    Praying for these families.

  24. Shirley says:

    I live right by here, I feel for the families. I wish people would slow down. Everyone is distracted. They drive too fast, they are on their phones.

  25. A simple flat front tire at the posted 45 mph can send you right over the slight curb and easily plant your car into a tree. Planting trees in a roadway is bad planning.

  26. W says:

    That’s right, it’s the trees fault. It the speeders, the boy racers, the drunk drivers, the stoned drivers, the buzzed drivets, the distracted or just plain bad drivers. Look around, the parkway are the best thing to happen to SC. Try paying attention and try to drive better. That will save more lives then removing the parkways.

  27. This is what we saw last night. Edwin Proano

  28. Tank Franz Tank Franz says:

    Need to crack down on these fast drivers, they are getting away with way too much & putting people in danger.

  29. DONT TRIP says:

    @W, BTW your forgetting your SCV moms, Valencia BMW drivers, every person with a lifted truck in SCV. Should i go on?

  30. christina phillips says:

    Sad what happen this girl was a coworker at magic touch salon on reseda, she was loved by all them in salon !!!and will be missed !!!

Leave a Comment

SCV NewsBreak
Monday, May 21, 2018
SCV Condo Median Prices at Record High as April Sales Jump
Santa Clarita Valley condominiums that changed owners during April 2018 yielded a median price of $410,000, which set a record high and for the first time broke the $400,000 benchmark, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Monday.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Santa Clarita Resident Michel Moore in Running for LAPD Chief
Michel Moore, the Los Angeles Police Department's First Assistant Chief and a Santa Clarita resident, is one of three finalists in the search for a new LAPD chief.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday Last Day to Register to Vote in June Primary
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan reminds eligible voters that the registration deadline to vote in the June 5 Statewide Primary Election is Monday night at 11:59 p.m.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
Santa Clarita Valley condominiums that changed owners during April 2018 yielded a median price of $410,000, which set a record high and for the first time broke the $400,000 benchmark, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Monday.
SCV Condo Median Prices at Record High as April Sales Jump
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, May 22, starting at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.
May 22: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
“Fresh Meat,” a play by CSUN graduate student Karen Casady set to open next month as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, is the tale of a dalliance with cannibals and furries, and what happens when one small algorithm goes awry.
CSUN Grad Student Play About Cannibalism Set for Fringe Festival
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Board of Trustees will hold its next business meeting at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus on Wednesday, May 23, starting at 3 p.m.
May 23: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
With the goal of contributing to coral reef research, California State University, Northridge biology alumna Jessica L. Bergman has submitted her graduate thesis project, “Behavior of Brooded Coral Larvae in Response to Elevated pCO2,” to the National Science Foundation East Asia Pacific Summer Institute.
CSUN Grad Adds to Research on Acidification of Coral Larvae
College of the Canyons brought home three All-American designations and set a new school record during the two-day California Community College Athletic Association Track & Field State Championships hosted by Bakersfield College May 18-19.
Cougars Earn Three All-American Nods at CCCAA State Championships
College of the Canyons had 13 players recognized with All-Western State Conference East Division honors including sophomore slugger Calvin Estrada who was named Player of the Year, and sophomore southpaw Jacob Lopez who tossed a season worthy of Pitcher of the Year Honors.
Thirteen Cougars Named All-WSC; Lopez, Estrada Take Top Honors
College of the Canyons all-conference soccer goalkeeper Jordan Burrow will transfer to Ottawa University in the fall after committing to continue her playing career as a member of the Braves.
Canyons Goalkeeper Jordan Burrow Signs With Ottawa University
The Lancaster JetHawks are excited to announce that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar will appear at The Hangar in the festivities for the 2018 California League All-Star Game, to be presented by the city of Lancaster on Tuesday, June 19.
Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar Added to JetHawks’ All-Star Game Festivities
Michel Moore, the Los Angeles Police Department's First Assistant Chief and a Santa Clarita resident, is one of three finalists in the search for a new LAPD chief.
Santa Clarita Resident Michel Moore in Running for LAPD Chief
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a donation to the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive from George Stevens, Jr., the award-winning filmmaker and founder of the American Film Institute.
AFI Founder George Stevens Jr. Donates Archive to AMPAS
The LA County Arts Commission and the Homeless Initiative Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program recently announced the winners of the Yes to ADU Design Competition, which invited artists, architects and engineers to submit concept designs for Accessory Dwelling Units — also known as “granny flats” or ADUs — as possible solutions to LA County’s homelessness crisis.
County Yes to ADU Design Winners Offer Homelessness Solutions
The Santa Clarita City Council hosted a dedication ceremony on Friday morning to celebrate a public art addition to one of the city’s busiest trails: the Santa Clarita Cycling Bear by local artist Frank Rock.
Santa Clarita Cycling Bear Dedicated During National Bike Week
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of May 21-27, 2018.
‘Mayans MC,’ ‘Missing Time,’ ‘Unbound’ Now Filming in Santa Clarita
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan reminds eligible voters that the registration deadline to vote in the June 5 Statewide Primary Election is Monday night at 11:59 p.m.
Monday Last Day to Register to Vote in June Primary
The California Retail Survey, which compares retail sales activity for each of California’s 58 counties and 482 cities, ranked the city of Santa Clarita 22nd in retail sales in its most recent report.
Santa Clarita Ranks No. 22 in California Retail Survey
A bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory Attorneys-General including California AG Xavier Becerra Monday urged Congress to combat the opioid epidemic by passing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0 and the Comprehensive Addiction Reform, Education and Safety (CARES) Act.
State AG’s Press Congress to Fight Opioid Epidemic
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, or SCV Water, and Los Angeles County Waterworks District #36 have released their Annual Water Quality Report for 2018.
SCV Water Releases Annual Water Quality Report
The JetHawks allowed 10 extra-base hits, and 19 hits overall, in a 12-2 rubber-game loss to the Inland Empire 66ers on Sunday afternoon at San Manuel Stadium.
JetHawks Lose Rubber Game in 66ers Rout
The JetHawks issued a season-high 11 walks, allowed three unearned runs and saw their season-long five-game win streak end in a 9-6 loss to the Inland Empire 66ers on Saturday night at San Manuel Stadium.
Free Passes Spell End of JetHawks Win Streak
Reid Humphreys helped the JetHawks escape a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and pitched a perfect ninth to secure a 5-3 win over the Inland Empire 66ers on Friday night at San Manuel Stadium.
JetHawks Hold On to Take Opener 5-3 at I.E.
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, May 22, starting at 9:30 a.m.
May 22: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its crime information and public safety report for Newhall (Zone 6) for crimes reported from April 30-May 13.
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Assault, Burglary in Newhall
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man suspected of stealing a bicycle in Canyon Country Wednesday, station officials reported Friday.
Deputies Arrest Suspected Bike Thief in Canyon Country
1978 - St. Francis Dam site becomes a State Landmark [story]
1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
1851 - San Fernando-San Francisquito-Eliz. Lake Roads become public highways [story]
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center 2nd Career Center presents, "Finding your Inner Skills and On-the-Job Training Opportunities for Seniors," Wednesday, May 23, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., in Rooms A1 and A2.
May 23: Senior Center Presentation to Discuss Re-Entering Workforce
The Summer Trolley offers service from several premier hotel properties to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Westfield Valencia Town Center and Old Town Newhall.
Summer Trolley to Magic Mountain Now Running
The Polka Dot Road Show, a mercantile and art fair, will take place Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita.
May 19: Polka Dot Road Show
Stewart Liff, former chief of the U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration’s Human Resources Division, will be presenting, 'Navigating the VA System,' at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
June 6: Navigating the VA System
The city of Santa Clarita is in line to receive $8.9 million from Caltrans toward the $28.2 million cost of building a new Metrolink station at Vista Canyon Ranch, the mixed-use development project that's under construction at Lost Canyon Road in Canyon Country. The new station will replace the Via Princessa Metrolink platform.
State Kicking in $8.9 Mil. for New Metrolink Station at Vista Canyon Ranch
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner - Coroner's Office has officially identified and ruled on the cause of death of the woman struck by a Metrolink train in Saugus last Friday.
Coroner: Woman Struck by Train in Saugus a Suicide
Valley Industry Association (VIA) will launch its Sales Academy June 1.
June 1: Valley Industry Association Sales Academy
VFW Post 6885 in Canyon Country will host the 7th Annual Help the Children Veterans Appreciation Day celebration on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 19: Help the Children Veterans Appreciation Day