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michellelittlefieldTwo COC students from Santa Clarita who worked at Six Flags Magic Mountain – Michelle Littlefield, 19, and Brian Lewandowski, 18 – were killed on I-5 in Commerce Saturday at 1 minute past midnight when a UPS truck was struck by a street racer, catapulting it over the center divider and causing it to collide head-on with the teens as they were returning home from Disneyland.

Read more [here].

 

CHP Press Release

brianlewandowski-mug[CHP] – On Saturday, February 27, 2016 at approximately 12:01 a.m. a fatal traffic collision involving a parcel carrier truck occurred southbound on Interstate 5 north of Triggs Street in the city of Commerce. Tragically three lives were lost. One of those lives was that of 18-year-old Brian Lewandowski of Valencia.

Brian is survived by his parents, Jocelyn and Victor Lewandowski, and two brothers. Brian’s father is a homicide lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Lewandowski family had the following statement regarding the loss of their beloved son Brian Lewandowski:

“Brian was an incredible young man and every parent’s dream for a son. We are absolutely devastated by our loss. Our hearts go out to the other victims and their families and our prayers are for the survivors’ recovery. We are very thankful for the love and support of family and friends throughout this time.”

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal traffic collision is on-going. Anyone with information regarding the collision is encouraged to contact Officers Fonseca or Flores at the California Highway Patrol – East Los Angeles Office at (323) 980-4600.

 

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  1. David Aston David Aston says:

    Tragic accident that should never have happened. My heart mourns for my fellow coworker at UPS, as well as the for the loss of fellow SCV neighbors.

  2. My prayers our with their families ?

  3. My heart is broken for them and there families ?

  4. RIP all concerned prayers to families – hope they catch the fools who were racing!

  5. ?? Absolutely tragic!

  6. So heartbreaking. Praying for these families!

  7. Crystal Anne Crystal Anne says:

    My heart aches for the families. ❤️So sick and tired of irresponsible drivers.

  8. Ruben Gatica Ruben Gatica says:

    I send my heart felt warmth and tears to the families of the scv students and the ups driver

  9. My condolences to the families of the three Angels lost in this senseless tragedy ?????? And my prayers are with the two kids in critical condition ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  10. Ana Stacia Ana Stacia says:

    God how awful. Rest in peace. My condolences go out to everyone’s family.

  11. I pray that these families find the peace that can only come from God and that will surpass ALL understanding.????????

  12. So tragic for all involed

  13. Poor babies!! They hadn’t even started their Life’s. I’m so sorry. Bless them & the families

  14. Jase Yo Jase Yo says:

    All involved in the racing group should face charges.

    This Fast and Furious style street racing needs to stop.

    • Luis Soliz Luis Soliz says:

      Racing will never stop yes its tragic that this accident happend but why should al street track or eny kind of racers suffer because of other peoples mistakes its just like saying all pitbulls should b killed just cause one came out agressive judgeeveryone individially

    • Jase Yo Jase Yo says:

      Because it’s illegal and putting the lives of others at risk.

      If you want to race go to one of the sanctioned weekend events, they happen all over the country.

      Don’t put my family at risk for your rush.

    • First of all, this has NOTHING to do with the pit bull issue. It’s more like comparing it to judging all dog fighters. All these idiots are putting lives at risk. A nice place they like to race is on Rinaldi on the west side of the 405. I almost got killed there. Start 911ing this stuff.

    • Michele Miller Jase Yo while he didnt really explain what he meant properly, what luis is trying to say is hating people who tune their car and race safely should not be categorized as the issue here.

    • Jase Yo Jase Yo says:

      Look, my first car was a 68 Torino GT and I have zero issues with the car culture. Auto Zone has received more of my dollars over the years than I’d care to count.

      The illegal street racing sect is a whole separate issue. Anyone who participates in these races should face stiff charges. Anyone who knew of this race and did nothing is partially responsible and should also face charges.

    • I race my Cobra safely on tracks…or used to Jonathan. But street racing is an entirely different thing.

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  16. Ruth Oro Ruth Oro says:

    Prayers to the families ???

  17. So tragic… May they rest in piece. And may the ones at fault be persecuted to the full extent of the law. They not only took the lives of innocent people, but have destroyed so many others. To the wreck less drivers: I can’t imagine how much pain you have inflicted…..May God have mercy on your souls?

  18. Keith Dill Keith Dill says:

    I hope the best for the families! I can only imagine the what they are going through!

  19. Love and prayers………

  20. My heart breaks for the families and friends of these victims. Such a senseless tragedy.

  21. Luis Soliz, this is not the time or forum for this type of debate/conversation. Hold these families in your hearts and prayers.

  22. Carmen Scott Carmen Scott says:

    Condolences to the families????

  23. I was drivig at 5 fwy north when I see the sign alert cause the big accident very sad for the persons Who lose their leves

  24. Tracy Bryant Tracy Bryant says:

    just more teens killed cause they dont watch out for semis and they were probally texting shame

  25. Tracy Bryant, do you know if they were texting? Does that insensitive comment help these families that have endured the worst possible loss a human being can ever have? No. What is the purpose of your incredibly insensitive comment ? Think about what you are posting!

  26. Kris Doyle Kris Doyle says:

    So very sorry and saddened over the loss of these 2 kids. Our sympathy to the friends and families.

  27. Teresa Savaikie says:

    My condolences to the families and all those that knew and loved them My prayers are with you, May God be with you.

  28. When hearing about this yesterday I was very sadden by such a senseless reason. Racing.
    Lord cover all the families during this time of lose and sadness.

  29. This is just so awful. I can’t imagine how their families feel. Just starting their lives.. My god!!!! I wish the families strength to get through!!!!

  30. So sad these people’s lives were taken lives were taken

  31. Elise says:

    You might want to update your article. The UPS driver didn’t swerve to avoid the racers. He was hit by one of them which caused his truck to hit the median and flip/cross over it.

  32. Felix Valle Felix Valle says:

    STOP street racing!!!

  33. Prayers to those and there family

  34. So very sad! Heartbreaking especially for the families ?

  35. Shirley says:

    More innocent lives lost because of idiots. No wonder my son is not in a hurry to drive. RIP to all these people…My heart goes out to their families.

  36. Horrible and tragic nit fair at all may they RIP and their families

  37. so cal guy says:

    God bless the families of all involved.

  38. Man what’s going on scv we are just killing each other ???

  39. So sad and senseless.

  40. Does anyone know what happened to the people in the mini van under the ups truck?

  41. Yazmin Fryer Yazmin Fryer says:

    ????so sorry for the family loss RIP

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