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Man Killed While Running Across I-5 Is ID’d By Coroner

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A man was killed while running across the Interstate 5 freeway Sunday night, California Highway Patrol officers said Monday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The man was running across the I-5 freeway north of Rye Canyon Road, when he collided with the side of a 2013 Nissan, breaking the rear view mirror ...

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KHTS, SCVTV Take Ride-Along With California Highway Patrol

KHTS, SCVTV Take Ride-Along With California Highway Patrol

Officer Eric Priessman of the Newhall office of the California Highway Patrol generally begins his shift with coffee and a 5 a.m. briefing. After discussing concerns, such as traffic hazards, road conditions, Amber Alerts or any other information Priessman and his fellow officers might need to know, they hit the roads. The Santa Clarita Valley office -- which is in Castaic, but dubbed Newhall because that’s where it used to be -- covers a pretty wide berth.

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CHP Seeking Accreditation From CALEA For Communication Operations

CHP Seeking Accreditation From CALEA For Communication Operations

California Highway Patrol officials are seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, for their communications operations. “The communication centers are the front lines of public safety and service, our dispatchers working in these facilities are fielding the vast majority of wireless 9-1-1 calls in the state,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “The accreditation process for our communications unit is another excellent opportunity for the public to provide feedback about our operations as we continue to promote transparency and accountability while striving to improve our organization.”

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California Highway Patrol Officials Offer Summer Safety Tips

California Highway Patrol Officials Offer Summer Safety Tips

California Highway Patrol officials offered a series of tips Friday to prevent the endangerment of pets, passengers, drivers and vehicles due to high summer temperatures. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “The warm temperatures and busy holiday travel of summer put extra demands on both car and driver,” said CHP Commissioner ...

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Fatal Big Rig Crash Kills Driver On I-5 Near Smokey Bear Road

Fatal Big Rig Crash Kills Driver On I-5 Near Smokey Bear Road

A Sun Valley man was killed shortly after midnight Thursday after a big rig crashed into a Lincoln Towncar on Interstate 5, north of the Santa Clarita Valley. A sedan driven by Davonte T. Carr, 25, of San Jose, made an abrupt lane change at approximately 65 miles per hour, nearly colliding with the driver of a big rig, according to preliminary reports from the California Highway Patrol. In response, the big rig driver reportedly took evasive action to avoid a collision, resulting in his truck jack-knifing and ending up on its side.

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