UPDATE: Man killed in Angeles Forest crash identified

A California Highway Patrol Officer covers a body at the scene of fatal crash involving a Chevrolet SUV on Bouquet Canyon Road in Texas Canyon on Saturday, August 16, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Medical examiners identified the man who died following a traffic collision in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday, while another passenger was transported to the hospital. 

Michael Hoefs, 44, of Santa Clarita, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to officials at the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

The call came in at 4 p.m. Saturday, near the intersection of Bouquet Canyon Road and Texas Canyon Road. 

“We just have a report of persons trapped,” said Fire Department Supervisor Melanie Flores while first responders were en route. 

A ground ambulance transports person from the scene of a fatal crash involving a Chevrolet SUV on Bouquet Canyon Road in Texas Canyon on Saturday, August 16, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

At 4:32 p.m., Supervising Fire Dispatcher Martin Rangel confirmed that of the two persons involved in the single-vehicle traffic collision, one had died. 

“We haven’t transported anybody,” said Rangel. “We still have units out there (and) a copter has been assigned.”

One person was later transported to the hospital as a result of the incident. 

Signal Staff Writer Emily Alvarenga contributed to this report.

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