Canyon Country crash ends with foot chase across wash

A man is taking into custody during an investigation at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station in Canyon Country. Austin Dave/The Signal
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A two-car crash in Canyon Country Tuesday ended with one driver bolting from the scene, the other driver clipping him with her car in efforts to stop him from running and a half-mile foot chase across the Santa Clara River wash.

In the end, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested one man in connection with the traffic collision.

The incident began at 3:12 p.m. on Soledad Canyon Road, near Luther Drive, when two vehicles collided, one driven by a man, the other a woman.

“When the collision happened, the driver of one of the vehicles (began) leaving the scene,” Sgt. Scott Shoemaker said.

“The driver of the other car started following him to get him to stop. They ended up colliding,” he said.

Deputies reportedly arrived at the crash scene to find the man running south on Luther, then hopping a fence into the wash.

A foot chase ensued from the southern end of Luther, across the wash to the Metrolink Station at Via Princessa, a little more than half a mile from the crash.

The man suffered minor injuries.

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