Three family members die in crash

first_img [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SYLMAR – A woman and her parents were killed in a fiery crash on the Golden State Freeway after making funeral arrangements for her grandfather, officials said Tuesday. Sunny Nguyen, 48, of Canoga Park, and two unidentified women believed to be his wife and daughter died late Monday when the Honda Civic they were in caught fire after a multi-vehicle crash, said Michelle Esposito, spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall station. Nguyen and the two women had left Lancaster after making funeral arrangements for his father, who had died Sunday of a heart attack, Esposito said. Nguyen was following another relative’s car on the southbound Golden State Freeway. He mistakenly turned onto the on-ramp of the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway and changed his mind, cutting across the transitional road at a slower speed, Esposito said. That’s when a Ford Thunderbird rear-ended the Honda. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Debris from that collision flew onto another lane, causing a Dodge Ram pickup truck to swerve and hit the Honda, which then caught on fire. Authorities believe a total of six vehicles were involved in the crash. “The two occupants of the T-bird fled on foot and we’re still attempting to apprehend them,” Esposito said. Esposito said the collision, while particularly tragic, casts a light on a trend among motorists. “You see it all the time,” she said. “People aren’t familiar with the area and they cut across the transitional lane and it’s too late.” Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 last_img read more