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Murder Trial Continued For Wrong Way Highway 14 Crash

The murder trial for a man accused of driving the wrong way on Highway 14 and killing two people is due back in court next month, officials said. Photo courtesy of KCAL

The murder trial for a man accused of driving the wrong way on Highway 14 and killing two people is due back in court next month, officials said. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. A pretrial hearing for Bradford Pate, 39, of Burbank, is set to resume Feb. 26, when lawyers are expected ...

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Fire, Sheriff’s Officials Investigate Castaic Mobile Home Fire

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Los Angeles County officials are investigating a house fire after a 73-year-old woman was found dead in a Castaic mobile home. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Los Angeles County Fire officials responded to the house fire at 3:12 a.m. on the 31200 block of Heavenly Way in Castaic.  The home was fully ...

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Restitution Ordered In Vehicular Manslaughter Death

Two men were ordered to pay a total of $23,531.71 for their roles in an high-speed crash in Canyon Country that killed Dakota Demott.

Two men were ordered to pay a total of $23,531.71  in restitution for a high-speed crash in Canyon Country that killed Dakota Demott. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Both defendants, Colt Doherty and Thomas Vensko, were sentenced in August. On Friday, they were ordered to pay restitution to Demott’s family. The total restitution ...

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Stevenson Ranch Woman Pleads No Contest In Fatal DUI Crash

Stevenson Ranch Woman Pleads No Contest In Fatal DUI Crash

A Stevenson Ranch woman arrested in connection with a fatal DUI crash that killed a Lake View Terrace man could receive up to four years in state prison when she's sentenced next month. Suzette L. Crockett, 46, of Stevenson Ranch, was booked Aug. 11 on a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Under the terms of her plea deal, the sentence is up to a judge, and there’s a 48-month maximum on the amount of time she could be sentenced to in state prison, said Emily Cole, the deputy district attorney in charge of the case’s prosecution.

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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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