SPEED LINKED TO MAN'S DEATH IN VALLEY CRASH.Byline: - Daily News
A 24-year-old Saugus man man was killed in a three-way traffic collision Sunday while apparently speeding in the northern tip of the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. , authorities said. Three others were injured in the crash.
Donavan Calhoun, 24, was killed when his Honda Civic The Honda Civic is a compact car manufactured by Honda. It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe, followed by a three-door hatchback version that September. With the transverse engine placement of its 1169 cc engine and front-wheel drive, like the British Mini, the struck a van head-on at 4:08 p.m. on San Fernando Road San Fernando Road is a major street in the city and county of Los Angeles. It starts off in Castaic as The Old Road, passing through Santa Clarita and the Newhall Pass, where upon its intersection with Sierra Highway near the junction of the Golden State (I-5) and the between Balboa Boulevard and Sierra Highway during what may have been a car race, Los Angeles police and California Highway Patrol officials said.
``Speed was a factor,'' said West Valley Traffic Officer W. Jimison. ``He apparently drove across a double-yellow line into oncoming traffic.
``He was getting ready to be married (next month).''
Calhoun was driving south on San Fernando Road when the collision occurred, Jimison said. A male passenger broke his leg and was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.
The driver of the van escaped with minor cuts and a broken toe and was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a hospital in Mission Hills, California, USA. The hospital has 254 beds, and is part of Providence Health & Services. History in Mission Hills, he added. His 4-year-old daughter complained of breathing difficulty and was transported to UCLA Medical Center UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. It is rated as one of the top three hospitals in the United States and is the top hospital on the West Coast according to US News & World Report. .
The driver of a third car that rear-ended the van was not injured.
The collision forced a lengthy closure of San Fernando Road at the edge of the Los Angeles city limit and near the juncture of Interstate 5 and Highway 14.