A Los Angeles man was killed and two Santa Clarita Valley residents injured in a wrong-way collision on Highway 14 near Agua Dulce Canyon Road on early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
George F. Bravo, 28, of Los Angeles, the wrong-way driver, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP’s Newhall Office.
The driver of the vehicle Bravo struck head-on, Phillip R. Ellyson, 51, of Canyon Country, and Ellyson’s 17-year-old passenger, a Valencia resident, were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital with major and moderate injuries, respectively.
Here are further details from the CHP’s Newhall Office:
“At approximately 0447 hours (4:47 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30), a silver Lexus sedan was traveling southbound in (northbound) lanes of SR-14, approaching Agua Dulce Canyon Road, (headed the) wrong way.
“A white Toyota pickup was traveling N/B on SR-14, within the HOV lane, north of Agua Dulce Canyon Road, ahead of the silver Lexus.
“The driver of the Lexus collided into the front of the Toyota.
“As a result of the collision, the driver of the Toyota sustained major injuries. The passenger of the Toyota sustained moderate injuries.
“The driver of the Lexus succumbed to his injuries on scene.
“A thorough investigation is on-going.
“Next-of-kin notifications are were made by CHP Captain C. Margaris.
“This incident resulted in the closure of all northbound lanes for approximately five hours. The Los Angeles County Fire Department and AMR responded to the scene. The roadway was re-opened at approximately 1021 hours. Officer M. Sandoval is handling the investigation.
“This collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall Area Office. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the Newhall office at 661-294-5540.”