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Woman in Wheelchair, Man Pushing Her Both Killed in Sylmar Crash

Woman in Wheelchair, Man Pushing Her Both Killed in Sylmar Crash

The siren of a police vehicle in a file photo. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service

9/22/2023

Updated: 9/22/2023

SYLMAR, Calif.—Two people, one of whom was in a wheelchair, were hit by a vehicle and killed in Sylmar, authorities said on Sept. 22.
The crash was reported at 7:55 p.m. on Sept. 21 and Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the area of Astoria Street and Foothill Boulevard where they learned the 35-year-old motorist was driving east on Foothill Boulevard when the crash occurred, police Officer J. Chavez told City News Service.
The man, who was pushing a woman in a wheelchair, was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. He was identified as Paul Sanchez, 38, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. His city of residence was not known.
The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.
Mr. Chavez said the man who was driving the vehicle that struck the pedestrians remained at the scene. The investigation was continuing.
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