Fatality Traffic Collision 02/20/2024 INC#0520

Fatality Traffic Collision; INC#0520; 09:42AM; 17300 W Saticoy St; https://bit.ly/48ntZbo; #LakeBalboa; PRELIM: Solo sedan vs. tree/commercial building, trapping two persons in the vehicle, one of whom (undetermined age/gender) is deceased and remains at scene. The other patient, an adult female, was disentangled from the wreckage by firefighters, and has been taken to a regional trauma center in critical condition. No other injuries. The vehicle struck, but did not penetrate the building, damaging a natural gas meter. No fire. LAFD crews were able to stop the leak of natural gas. So Cal Gas, L.A. Department of Building and Safety and L.A. Public Health (damaged business was a restaurant and therefore requires health department clearance) have been notified and are responding, unknown ETA. #LATraffic: Closure of one or more lanes of northbound Louise Avenue south of Saticoy Street by LADOT until LAPD and Medical Examiner operations are complete. Unknown ETO. Motorists, expect congestion and delay, avoid the immediate area and consider an alternate route. Detours are readily available. Monitor traffic reports on news radio. Transit Users: Follow @MetroLAAlerts on Twitter/X ( https://twitter.com/MetroLAAlerts) for any related service updates. Media Inquiries: LAPD Valley Traffic Division (Incident #1383). SoCal Gas, Building & Safety, Health Department, Medical Examiner and LADOT.; FS 100; Batt 10; Valley Bureau; Council District 6; BC10 E100 E104 E273 E290 E73 EM10 HR3 RA100 RA73 T73 T90 UR88; CH8; 17; Brian Humphrey