DUI Suspected in Ejection Crash on Highway 14

The Signal of Santa Clarita reported on Wednesday that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating a rollover crash that happened on Tuesday, November 30th.

Officer Josh Greengard, acting as a spokesperson for the CHP, said that the agency received reports of a reckless driver in the northbound lanes of Highway 14 at approximately 3:30 p.m. 

Eyewitnesses told dispatchers that a black 2005 GMC Yukon was driving in the highway’s center median at a high rate of speed near Golden Valley Road. The driver of the SUV allegedly clipped several other vehicles before the driver lost control.

The Yukon flipped, and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. 

The California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and paramedics responded to the scene. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment of severe injuries. Officer Greengard told reporters that the driver is still currently in the hospital.  The identity and current condition of the driver of the SUV was not released at the time of the report.

Northbound traffic on Highway 14 was delayed while the driver was treated, and the wreckage was cleared from the roadway.

As of Wednesday, the California Highway Patrol was still investigating the crash. Authorities did say that that alcohol and/or drugs played a role in the crash.

This is a developing story. 

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