Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Elias Fuentes Escobar, a 38-year-old from Inglewood, as the man who died in an early-morning traffic collision Monday that resulted in an overturned car.
Escobar was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman with the coroner’s office.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials first responded to reports of a solo-vehicle traffic collision, in which the vehicle had overturned and someone was trapped, near the intersection of 5th Street and Railroad Avenue just before 3 a.m., according to fire officials.
Once units arrived on the scene, they found the driver, a man in his 30s, was the only occupant of the overturned vehicle, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Sgt. Steve Westfield.
“Speed was a factor, and it’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor at this time,” Westfield added.
The investigation into the crash remains ongoing and witnesses of the incident can contact the SCV Sheriff’s Station’s traffic office at 661-255-1121.