Victim in fatal hit-and-run accident on Sierra Highway identified
Officials investigate a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and at least one vehicle on Sierra Highway in 2016 Samie Gebers/ Signal
By Christina Cox
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The juvenile pedestrian struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday night on Sierra Highway has been identified as 15-year-old Desiree Renee Lawson.

Officials with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department revealed the teen’s identity Wednesday.

The incident was first reported to officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 8:40 p.m. when a deputy found Lawson lying in the road after being struck by a vehicle on Sierra Highway just south of Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon County.

Law enforcement investigates a fatal incident involving a pedestrian and at least one vehicle on Sierra Highway Monday night. Samie Gebers/ Signal
Law enforcement investigates a fatal incident involving a pedestrian and at least one vehicle on Sierra Highway Monday night. Samie Gebers/ Signal

“The collision occurred northbound Sierra Highway in the number one lane,” said Lt. Byron Wainie of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.

Lawson was found dead when the deputy investigated.  It is unclear how long the collision occurred before law enforcement officials discovered the incident.

At least one vehicle was involved in the collision.  Officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said Wednesday that there are no new suspects and that the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

Officials investigate a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and at least one vehicle on Sierra Highway in 2016 Samie Gebers/ Signal

Victim in fatal hit-and-run accident on Sierra Highway identified

The juvenile pedestrian struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday night on Sierra Highway has been identified as 15-year-old Desiree Renee Lawson.

Officials with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department revealed the teen’s identity Wednesday.

The incident was first reported to officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 8:40 p.m. when a deputy found Lawson lying in the road after being struck by a vehicle on Sierra Highway just south of Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon County.

Law enforcement investigates a fatal incident involving a pedestrian and at least one vehicle on Sierra Highway Monday night. Samie Gebers/ Signal
Law enforcement investigates a fatal incident involving a pedestrian and at least one vehicle on Sierra Highway Monday night. Samie Gebers/ Signal

“The collision occurred northbound Sierra Highway in the number one lane,” said Lt. Byron Wainie of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.

Lawson was found dead when the deputy investigated.  It is unclear how long the collision occurred before law enforcement officials discovered the incident.

At least one vehicle was involved in the collision.  Officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said Wednesday that there are no new suspects and that the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.