03/30/2015 — According to Sgt. D. Jennings, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred at approximately 10:55 p.m. on the 1000 block of West Avenue J-12, Lancaster.
On Sunday, March 29, 2015, Lancaster Station deputies and personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a “vehicle versus house” traffic collision call for service.
Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed that the suspect, 25 year-old Aaron Daniel Benson, was driving a silver, 2001 Toyota Tacoma west on Avenue J-12 from 10th Street West, when he collided into several vehicles parked on both sides of the street. The suspect then crashed into a home on the south side of the street, striking a woman who was sleeping in her bed.
The woman, who was the only person inside the home at the time of the collision, was found in her bed, underneath the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The identity of the victim will be determined by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.
The suspect, sole occupant and driver of the vehicle, and a resident of Lancaster, was arrested and booked at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station for Vehicular Manslaughter and Felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. He is being held in lieu of one million dollars bail.
Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance and would appreciate anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
As alcohol appears to be a factor in the collision, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind you: If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.
There is no additional information available at this time.
* Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.
|Booking No.: 4283136 Last Name: BENSON First Name: AARON Middle Name:
Sex: M Race: W Date Of Birth: 06/24/1989 Age: 25 Hair: BRO Eyes: HAZ Height: 511 Weight: 175
|Charge Level: F (Felony)