Coroner’s officials have identified two victims and a third remains in critical condition after Friday night’s fatal off-road crash near Rowher Flats in Agua Dulce, officials said Saturday.
Terris Walter, 23, of Lancaster; Daniel Rossiter, 23, of Santa Clarita; and Madeline Rossiter, 19, of Santa Clarita, were reported missing around 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to a CHP report.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Search and Rescue and Los Angeles County Fire Department officials “were actively conducting a search for the parties when the collision scene was spotted from the air by a helicopter, prompting the response from CHP,” according to a CHP report.
California Highway Patrol officials were called to theRowher Flats Recreation Area for a report of a traffic collision Saturday morning around 8:10 a.m.
Walter was pronounced dead at the scene, according to CHP and Coroner’s officials. Daniel Rossiter and Madeline Rossiter were both treated on scene for their injuries and were transported with major injuries to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital by helicopter.
“Madeline Rossiter later succumbed to her injuries while in emergency surgery,” according to the report and Coroner’s officials. “Daniel Rossiter remains in critical condition.”
Around 8:55 p.m. Friday, “Daniel Rossiter was driving the 1989 Suzuki Side Kick on the off road trails in the Rowher Flats OHV,” according to the report. “For unknown reasons at this time, (Daniel) Rossiter failed to negotiate a turn on the trail and drove over the steep embankment east of the trail, rolling the vehicle numerous times, coming to rest approximately 1000 feet below the trail. Terris Walters sustained fatal injuries and remained in the right rear passenger seat.”
Officials say alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor at this time. This collision remains under investigation by CHP.
Yes I Can officials are hosting a vigil for Madeline Rossiter on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Country Park, according to friends.