Deadly Crash on Vanowen Street 

LAPD reported a fatal traffic collision in Winnetka on Sunday night, July 3rd. 

It was within the 19700 block of Vanowen Street when an SUV slammed into a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. 

Steve Orellana Jr., 22, Celestino Fuentes, 22, and Isaiah Sanchez, 23, were traveling in a Ford Explorer around 9 p.m. 

The driver was speeding before it slammed into the pickup truck, causing the SUV to rollover and hit an Audi. 

Six people were taken to the hospital with major injuries. 

Unfortunately, the three men were ejected from the SUV and all declared dead at the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Steve Orellana Jr., Celestino Fuentes, and Isaiah Sanchez. 

Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include: 

  • Loss of control of vehicle 
  • Increase in crash severity 
  • Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost 
  • Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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