Coroner’s officials have identified the man killed Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Newhall as Yervand Darabedyan, 61, of Valencia.
Lt. Anthony Lopez, of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, said no official cause of death has been determined.
Reports of the traffic collision came in at 7:29 a.m. at the corner at Oak Ridge Drive and Railroad Avenue in Newhall.
“It was a single-occupant, single-vehicle (crash), and (the driver) was DOA (dead on arrival),” said Marvin Lim, a representative for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “He didn’t hit any other cars.”
The call came in at 7:29 a.m. at the corner at Oak Ridge Drive and Railroad Avenue in Newhall.
“We didn’t actually confirm what he hit, but when the call came in, it was a power pole,” said Lim.
A Valencia resident, who was walking his dog near the South Fork Creek trail, heard the crash.
“There was no sound of an accident, no sound of brakes, just a crash,” he said. “It sounded like a billboard coming down.”
As of 8:20 a.m., all northbound lanes of Railroad Avenue were shutdown as investigators on the scene worked to clear debris and search for the cause of the collision.
Signal Staff Writer Jim Holt contributed to the report.