One killed in Newhall Ranch Road crash  

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. Courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita.
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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies confirmed one person was killed following a single-vehicle collision early Monday morning on Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia. 

Station officials received a report of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman at around 1:20 a.m., near San Martinez and Grand Canyon roads in Val Verde. 

“Shortly afterward, the female left the scene in a vehicle,” said Sgt. Johnny Gillespie of the SCV Traffic Unit Sgt. Mark Perkins later identified the vehicle as a Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Medical examiners identified the decedent on the L.A. County Coroner’s Office website at 26-year-old Ashley Fuson.  

Sheriff’s Station, and deputies then responded to the report of the crash in which they believe the woman was killed. 

The cause and circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, he added. The incident is now being investigated by the station’s Traffic Unit. 

The driver appeared to be the only occupant of the vehicle. Fire officials said there was no one taken to the hospital from the scene of the crash. 

“We got a report of a traffic collision, single vehicle, at Newhall Ranch Road and Vanderbilt Way,” said Supervisor Ed Pickett of the L.A. County Fire Department, adding the call came in as a “vehicle-versus-embankment.” 

Fire officials received the call about the crash at 1:46 a.m. and left the scene at 2:34 a.m., according to officials.  

Fuson’s death marks at least seven road-related fatalities in the SCV since Nov. 1. 

On the day after Halloween, Orlando Gomez Sales was killed in an alleged DUI crash on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus. 

Franklin Mejia, 42, was struck and killed near the intersection of Market Street and Railroad Avenue in Newhall around 12:45 p.m. Nov. 25.  

Cynthia Campana, a 31-year-old Valencia woman, died around 5:11 p.m. Nov. 27 after the 2017 Honda CRV she was driving south on San Francisquito Canyon Road was struck by a pickup truck that crossed over the double-yellow lines near Green Valley  

A fatal vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision claimed the life of Edward Meadows on Dec. 21 near the intersection of Sand Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, which is also part of a DUI investigation. 

On Christmas Eve, Emilio Carbajal Cruz was killed in a traffic collision on the southbound lanes of Highway 14 near the Newhall Avenue exit.  

Around 9:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 21-year-old Matthew Topete died in a fiery crash near College of the Canyons  

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