Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies and other emergency officials responded to a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision in Canyon Country early Thursday morning.
“It sounds like he ran out into traffic. He was jogging on the side of the roadway, as cars were driving down Whites Canyon Road, he ran across the street,” said Detective Thomas Brooks of the SCV Sheriff’s Station. “The first car swerved around him and he was hit by a second car.”
The crash occurred on Whites Canyon Road, north of Nadal Street near Canyon High School, around 12:06 a.m.
The victim is a white male who appears to be in his 40’s, Brooks said. Identification and next of kin notification is still pending with the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s office.
“They believe he was possibly intoxicated,” Brooks said, adding that Coroner’s officials will be able determine if the man was intoxicated when a toxicology report is completed.
This incident is continuing to be investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.