By Caleb Lunetta & Jim Holt
Signal Staff Writers
Coroner’s officials have identified the man killed Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Newhall as Yervand Darabedyan, 61, of Valencia.
Lt. Anthony Lopez, of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, said no official cause of death has been determined.
Reports of the traffic collision came in at 7:29 a.m. at the corner at Oak Ridge Drive and Railroad Avenue in Newhall.
“It was a single-occupant, single-vehicle (crash), and (the driver) was DOA (dead on arrival),” said Marvin Lim, a representative for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “He didn’t hit any other cars.”
The call came in at 7:29 a.m. at the corner at Oak Ridge Drive and Railroad Avenue in Newhall.
“We didn’t actually confirm what he hit, but when the call came in, it was a power pole,” said Lim.
A Valencia resident, who was walking his dog near the South Fork Creek trail, heard the crash.
“There was no sound of an accident, no sound of brakes, just a crash,” he said. “It sounded like a billboard coming down.”
As of 8:20 a.m., all northbound lanes of Railroad Avenue were shutdown as investigators on the scene worked to clear debris and search for the cause of the collision.