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News Release

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Media Relations

Elderly Man and Woman Killed in Traffic Collision NR19040dm

Canoga Park: On February 17, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., a 2011 Infiniti M37 was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on De Soto Ave at Plummer St when it collided with a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The Toyota Avalon was traveling northbound on De Soto Ave, making a left turn onto westbound Plummer St when the collision occurred.

Witnesses at scene indicated that there was also a gray sedan traveling southbound on De Soto Ave along with the Infiniti when the collision occurred.

The driver of the Avalon, a 72-year-old male and his front seat passenger, a 73-year-old female were pronounced dead at the scene. The rear passenger, a 9-year-old female was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. The names of the victims will not be released until next of kin has been notified.

The driver of the Infiniti, a 26-year-old male resident of Granada Hills was also transported to a local hospital with severe injuries.

This investigation is ongoing, and no arrest has been made.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves. Drivers are also reminded to always drive at a safe speed and obey all traffic laws, speed kills.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Officer Freeman, Valley Traffic Division, at (818) 644-8115. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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