Fly swatting leads to fatal crash

first_imgSUN VALLEY – An elderly woman reportedly swatting at flies lost control of her car today and struck another, killing its driver, police said. The woman was critically injured and taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, police said. “She drifted over the dividing line into oncoming traffic, which resulted in a head-to-head collision,” said Officer Robert Carter, of the LAPD Valley Traffic Division. The crash occurred at about 4:45 p.m. on La Tuna Canyon Road about a half-mile west of the Foothill Freeway, Carter said. The dead man was thought to be in his 50s, Carter said. A 13-year-old in one of the cars received minor injuries in the crash, Carter said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more