SANTA CLARITA, California –  One person was killed and another injured early Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash with a tree at Soledad Canyon Road between Camp Plenty and Whites Canyon roads, according to police reports.

The crash took place early this morning about 6 a.m. when for unknown reasons the driver of the vehicle lost control and the car crashed into the tree. One person died at the scene of the car accident, but paramedics transported the other victim to a nearby hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries, the report said.

Santa Clarita Valley Police officers are investigating the car accident to determine its cause. Police have not released the names, gender or ages of either victim pending notification of their families.

Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics

According to the annual California Statewide Integrated Traffic report there were 554 fatal and 50,817 injury traffic accidents reported in Los Angeles County in 2009. Additionally, there were 2,805 fatal and 163,524 injury crashes in California in 2009.

“Police will investigate this crash to determine its cause and whether there were any outside factors that led to the crash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller.

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