On July 4, 2017, a collision on McBean Parkway near Decoro Drive resulted in the deaths of two men. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office released information regarding the cause of the fatal crash. Below is the summary from the Facebook page of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station:
On Wednesday, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Office received a Coroner’s report related to a fatal traffic collision that occurred in Valencia on July 4, 2017.
On that date, around 12:10 a.m., a 34-year-old male driver was traveling northbound on McBean Parkway, near Decoro Drive, at a high rate of speed when his BMW hit a tree and careened into oncoming traffic.
The BMW went head-on into a Honda Accord driven by a 18-year-old male. Tragically, both men were pronounced dead at the scene, changing their families lives forever. The Coroner’s report listed the 34-year-old driver’s blood alcohol level at .12.
Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes. Driving after drinking is deadly. Yet it still continues to happen across the United States, and Santa Clarita Valley is no exception. If you drive while impaired, you could get arrested, or worse—be involved in a traffic crash that causes serious injury or death.
Being a responsible driver is simple – if you are drinking, do not drive.
Santa Clarita Sheriff’s deputies and CHP Newhall officers will remain proactive patrolling – and will do everything we can to get drunk drivers off the road.
We would like to continue our partnership with the community.
If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 911. Your actions could help save someone’s life and make the streets of the Santa Clarita Valley safer.