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Driver Found Dead Next To Overturned Vehicle In Escondido Canyon

khts_crime_chpAn elderly man was found dead alongside an overturned 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix on Escondido Canyon Road Monday morning.

California Highway Patrol Officer John Lutz said that the Newhall CHP office was notified of a single vehicle rollover collision at 9:02 a.m. Los Angeles County Fire personnel on the scene advised that there was a man lying near the car and it appeared that he had been deceased for some time.


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The exact time of the collision and its circumstances remain under investigation. The victim was pronounced dead by LA County Fire at 9:24 a.m. He has not been positively identified, pending investigation by the Coroner’s office.

Early reports indicate that the victim may be a missing person sought by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division, but that information remains to be verified.