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Canyon Country Resident Killed In Suspected DUI Sierra Highway Crash, Suspect Arrested

A Canyon Country man was killed in a suspected DUI Sierra Highway crash in Acton Wednesday evening.

A Canyon Country man was killed in the crash, said Sarah Ardalani, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical-Examiner’s Office.

Around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, first responders received reports of a traffic collision on Sierra Highway near Mountain Springs Road in Acton, said Monique Mischeaux, spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol Antelope Valley Area Office.

A Toyota Corolla, which the victim was a passenger in, was traveling south on Sierra Highway and collided with the dirt shoulder, resulting in the vehicle going across all lanes, according to Mischeaux.

A vehicle traveling north on Sierra Highway collided with the passenger side of the Toyota, according to emergency officials.

“When our units arrived, they reported three people were trapped,” said Leslie Lua, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The Canyon Country man sustained fatal injuries, according to Mischeaux.

Paramedics transported the driver of the Corolla to the hospital with minor injuries, according to CHP officials.

“The involvement of alcohol is suspected at this time and is still under investigation,” Mischeaux said.

The driver of the Corolla, 19-year-old Emily Dominguez of Santa Clarita, was arrested for felony DUI causing death, according to Mischeaux.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


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Canyon Country Resident Killed In Suspected DUI Sierra Highway Crash, Suspect Arrested

5 comments

  1. Tragic and sorry for this family’s loss, but this is a predictable result when a society moves towards a very open tolerance of recreational alcohol and drugs. Every stoplight has at least 1 car with pot smoke pouring out of it. Americans were polled and didnt think driving high was the same as DUI. While we dont know what she was under the influence of, it points to a general acceptance of being under the influence in general. This is the side effect that was completely predictable. Now there is a move to legalize the next schedule of recreational drugs. There will be a commensurate level of increase in DUI’s.

    • You’re an ass. Be sensitive

    • I couldn’t agree more . I travel the 14 fwy out to Palmdale for work and there are zero F**ks given by drivers . I see people drinking and smoking all the time while on their commute. Its even more ridiculous that these drivers stop at SCV liquors store on their way out of town. I’ll give you a hint…. They stop at the liquor store on Bouquet Cyn 1/4 mile north of Plum Cyn and the liquor store on Sierra Hwy 1/8 mile south of Vasquez Rd between the hrs of 3-5pm, all wearing neon shirts and vest with 4 or 5 passengers in small trucks.

  2. Very true Trevor and also any liquor store around those hours as well as early AM, beat up, old, dirty trucks full of lawn equipment and often an open beer on the console at many stores in the SFV, LA, AV & SCV! The LE will often let them go to avoid all the red tape and activists! Good luck all and be safe in all areas of decent society!

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Louie was born and raised in Santa Clarita. At the age of two Louie lost his vision due to a brain tumor. However, Louie doesn't let blindness stop him from doing what ever it is he wants to accomplish. Growing up some of his favorite hobbies were wood working, fishing and riding bikes. Louie graduated from College of the Canyon in December of 2017, with a Broadcast Journalism degree. Growing up Louie has always wanted to be a fire fighter or a police officer, but because of his blindness Louie knew that wouldn't work. Louie has always loved listening to police and fire radio traffic, using a scanner, and he figured if he was going to listen to the scanner so much, he should do something with it.