SUN VALLEY, California – Dana Corleto, 19, of Pacoima was killed Wednesday morning after the car she was a passenger in was involved in a traffic collision with a pickup truck, according to a press release by the Los Angeles Police Department.
According to police, Corleto and her boyfriend Jesus Felix, 18, also of Pacoima, were traveling in a gray 2002 Volkswagen Passat southbound on Glenoaks Boulevard when Felix lost control of the vehicle for and struck a gray 2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck about 11:45 a.m. The collision, which took place near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Truesdale Street, police said.
According to news reports, Felix was driving at high speeds and weaving in traffic prior to the crash and has subsequently been charged with Felony Vehicular Manslaughter. He is being held on $50,000 bail. Police officers from the Valley Traffic Division investigated the traffic collision at the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Truesdale Street. Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.
Felix suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the pickup truck, Gagik Harutyunyun, 53, of Burbank man was treated for minor injuries and later released.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Officer Daniel Menesez at 818-644-8026.
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