Fatal Crash Kills 21-Year-Old Edwin Salguero & 17-Year-Old Boy in Altadena

In the early hours of Thursday, July 29th, a car crashed into a tree killing two in Altadena. The crash took place on Angeles Crest Highway. 

According to CHP, the crash happened at 1:50 a.m. at mile marker 50. CHP also reported a third person involved who was seriously injured.

Los Angeles County police officers, paramedics, as well as the fire department responded to the crash. There was also a SigAlert sent out to notify the public of road blockage on both east and westbound lanes. 

The three were in an Acura sedan when they went off the roadway and no further details are available regarding what led to the crash. 

Identities have also been withheld until the victim’s families are notified. 

****UPDATE: Edwin Salguero, 21-years-old, as well as a 17-year-old boy are among the two that were killed in the accident.

Studies show that about 20% of motor vehicle fatalities are caused by a vehicle veering off the roadway and hitting a fixed object. Among these fixed objects, trees, traffic barriers, and utility poles are most common. Approximately half of these types of accidents occur at night time. Another interesting fact is that in 2019, studies found that a majority of these deaths took place from July to September. 

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