From Santa Clarita Valley Signal
01/17/2016 — Agua Dulce resident Michael Palazzola, 24, was driving the Fiesta “at an unsafe speed” when the vehicle struck a raised concrete curb and careened off the roadway, the CHP report said.
The Fiesta “collided with a large boulder, overturned and struck a tree then came to rest on its wheels,” the report continues.
Killed in the crash was Steven Kirk, 22, said Lt. David Smith with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
The CHP report said Kirk also resided in Agua Dulce.
Palazzola sustained minor injuries while the other two passengers in the Fiesta — identified in the CHP report as Stevenson Ranch resident Nicole Nogosek, 21, and Saugus resident Chandler Richter, 21 — sustained major injuries.
Palazzola was arrested following the crash.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Novak at the CHP Newhall area office at 661-294-5540. …MORE
A rollover car crash left a professional motorcycle racer dead and another person in custody early Saturday morning.
Steven Kirk, 22, has been identified as the man who was killed in the early morning crash, said Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s Office.
According to his Facebook page, Kirk hailed from Agua Dulce and graduated from Vasquez High School. He identified himself as a professional off-road motorcycle racer and a welder at KR Fabrication in Lancaster. He was studying metal fabrication at College of the Canyons.
Saturday’s crash occurred at approximately 2:18 a.m. when a blue sedan with four passengers went off the road near Pico Canyon Road and Stevenson Ranch Parkway.
One man was arrested, and the incident is still under investigation, according to Sgt. Matt Chin of California Highway Patrol.
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, Chin said. …MORE
|Booking No.: 4552860 Last Name: PALAZZOLA First Name: MICHAEL Middle Name:
Sex: M Race: W Date Of Birth: 02/21/1991 Age: 24 Hair: BLK Eyes: BRO Height: 507 Weight: 130
|Charge Level: F (Felony)|
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