Update: 2 dead, 1 in critical condition after fatal collision


A 75-year-old male and a seven-year-old female child were identified as the two deceased victims from the fatal crash on San Francisquito Canyon Road on Saturday. One 50-year-old male is still in the hospital in critical condition.

David John Kelly of Green Valley and seven-year-old Sophia Reveles from Santa Clarita died as a result from a fatal, two-vehicle traffic collision, according to officials with California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

The collision occurred around 11:40 a.m. when a Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound on the 33,000 block of San Francisquito Canyon Road in the northbound lane.

The Toyota truck, driven by an adult male with the seven-year-old passenger, traveled over the double yellow line when the truck crashed into the front of a Volkswagen.

The child in the truck was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Kelly, 75, was the driver of the Volkswagen and died at the scene.

The 50-year-old male driver of the Toyota truck sustained major injuries and was transported to Henry Mayo Hospital. As of 5:47 p.m. on Sunday, the patient is still in critical condition.

According to supervising fire dispatcher Cheryl Sims, an adult male was transported to the hospital via helicopter.

According to a news release by Newhall CHP, alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the collision.

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