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Authorities looking for witnesses in fatal Sylmar crash

LAPD looking for witnesses to car crash in Sylmar that killed two people

Investigators are looking for witnesses to a Friday evening traffic collision in Sylmar that left two people dead, police said.

The victims were passengers in a black 2005 Nissan 300Z that lost control near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Sunshine Canyon before crashing into a van about 7:30 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victims, who were not immediately identified, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The 18-year-old driver of the Nissan, identified as Eldridge Salguero, a resident of Van Nuys, suffered major injuries according to the LAPD.

The Nissan was traveling south on San Fernando Road when it swerved into the northbound lanes and collided with a silver 2013 Honda Odyssey, the police statement said.

The 44-year-old driver of the van and her 11-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Valley Traffic Division Officer H. Fredo at (818) 644-8037, or Det. W. Bustos at (818) 644-8021.

Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cellphone. Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.

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