One dead after motorcycle crash in Saugus

Deputies are investigating a fatal collision in Saugus.
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A man died following a motorcycle collision in Saugus Friday evening, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s officials. 

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a traffic collision call on Copper Hill Drive and Tamarack Lane, near Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church around 6:18 p.m. 

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies also responded to the scene after reports of a motorcycle-vs.-vehicle call, according to Lt. Ethan Marquez. 

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, who was the only occupant, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported, Marquez said. 

“We’re not ready to release details (on how the collision occurred) at this time, as the investigation is still ongoing,” said Marquez.

The motorcyclist was only identified as a man in his 20s and the driver of the vehicle as a female in her 80s, according to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shirley Miller.

“Everything was quiet around here,” said Hunter Leonard, who works at St. Kateri Church on Copper Hill, shortly after the crash. “Everyone was already inside (the church) and I was just helping the cars exit safely.”

The identity of the decedent is not being released pending the notification of the next of kin.

This is a breaking news story, and additional information will be added as it becomes available.

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