Mini­van rollover ejects and kills man

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Front Page - By SLAV KANDYBA Val­ley Press Staff Writer [email protected]­

PALMDALE — A 36-year-old Lan­caster man driv­ing a mini­van was ejected and fa­tally in­jured Fri­day morn­ing when the ve­hi­cle ca­reened off the An­ge­les For­est High­way.

Emilio Al­varez was be­hind the wheel of the 2007 Chevro­let Up­lan­der, when he failed to ne­go­ti­ate a right curve and lost con­trol of the mini­van, the CHP re­ported.

“As a result, the ve­hi­cle left the east side of the road­way and over­turned sev­eral times as it trav­eled down a steep em­bank­ment,” ac­cord­ing to a CHP state­ment. “Dur­ing the over­turn se­quence, Mr. Al­varez was ejected and sus­tained fa­tal in­juries.”

The sin­gle-ve­hi­cle crash was re­ported around 6:30 a.m. “about a mile south of Mill Creek Sum­mit” on An­ge­les For­est High­way, in the An­ge­les Crest area, ac­cord­ing to CHP and Capt. Ja­son Toshack of the Los An­ge­les County Fire De­part­ment’s Ac­ton sta­tion. Fire­fight­ers reached Al­varez and found him de­ceased, Toshack told the An­te­lope Val­ley Press.

No other pas­sen­gers or in­juries were re­ported.

An­ge­les For­est High­way was closed for sev­eral hours — from 6:30 a.m. to about noon — while the crash was in­ves­ti­gated, said CHP of­fi­cer Dion Con­ley.

City News Ser­vice con­trib­uted to this re­port.

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