Deputies investigate fatal rollover crash near Rio Vista Elementary

By Perry Smith

Last update: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Santa Clarita’s deputies and fire officials responded to a fatal, single-vehicle rollover crash in the Rio Vista Elementary School parking lot, officials said Tuesday.

The car, described as an off-road vehicle, appears to have crashed near the 27100 block of Honby Avenue, not far from the school, according to fire officials.

There were two occupants, one was immediately transported to the hospital, and the other was treated on scene for injuries for about 25 minutes.

The person who was immediately transported died after he was taken to the hospital.

The victim was reportedly a 36-year-old Hispanic man, whose name was not released.

“We got dispatched to a traffic collision at 2:03 p.m., and were on scene at 2:09 p.m.,” said Inspector Randall Wright of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Two ambulances were requested, one for each of the occupants of the vehicle, he said.

The second patient was stabilized on scene and then transported around 2:30 p.m.

Nearby residents and staff observed a red, off-road “Razor”-style vehicle in the parking lot several times in the weeks leading up to the crash, according to reports

The school is not in session at the time, according to officials.

The identity regarding the person who died was not immediately available, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.

Several residents who live near the school told The Signal the off-roading vehicle was previously seen in the parking lot at least three times over the week.

Deputies with the station’s Traffic Unit are still on scene investigating as of 2:45 p.m.

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Deputies investigate fatal rollover crash near Rio Vista Elementary

Santa Clarita’s deputies and fire officials responded to a fatal, single-vehicle rollover crash in the Rio Vista Elementary School parking lot, officials said Tuesday.

The car, described as an off-road vehicle, appears to have crashed near the 27100 block of Honby Avenue, not far from the school, according to fire officials.

There were two occupants, one was immediately transported to the hospital, and the other was treated on scene for injuries for about 25 minutes.

The person who was immediately transported died after he was taken to the hospital.

The victim was reportedly a 36-year-old Hispanic man, whose name was not released.

“We got dispatched to a traffic collision at 2:03 p.m., and were on scene at 2:09 p.m.,” said Inspector Randall Wright of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Two ambulances were requested, one for each of the occupants of the vehicle, he said.

The second patient was stabilized on scene and then transported around 2:30 p.m.

Nearby residents and staff observed a red, off-road “Razor”-style vehicle in the parking lot several times in the weeks leading up to the crash, according to reports

The school is not in session at the time, according to officials.

The identity regarding the person who died was not immediately available, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.

Several residents who live near the school told The Signal the off-roading vehicle was previously seen in the parking lot at least three times over the week.

Deputies with the station’s Traffic Unit are still on scene investigating as of 2:45 p.m.

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  • Florence Rubenstein

    Heaven is receiving the funniest angel today. I’m devastated at your loss.

  • Jennifer

    The funniest Angel. R.I.P George.. words cannot express how funny this man was and the biggest smile to the moon and back. My condolences to his wife, children and family. I myself am going through a similar loss after losing my older brother last month to a car accident on Thanksgiving 2017. No one will ever know the true reason why God Comes for us, or leaves our families with such emptiness. Will they ever be filled again with the wholeness they use too? They leave us with all these unanswered questions.From my own experience with the loss of a loved one the only thing that gets me by is knowing Jesus and believing in eternal life and knowing that I one day will see my beloved brother again. The body is just a shell, I truly believe they are still here with us here in spirit. I know because just last week i asked my brother to come and tell me he was okay and he did in a dream. I woke up with a sense of piece in my mind. I think we will always feel that emptiness in our hearts from them being gone, God just gives us the strength to deal with it. When people say be strong, it literally means be strong. Because if your not strong this emptiness will eat you alive. I pray for George’s family for strength and guidance,and until we meet again in Heaven. God Bless!!