Sergio Miranda Avila Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Sylmar, CA

December 22, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Sergio Miranda Avila
Type of Accident
Commercial Tractor-Trailer
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Rexford St and Telfair Ave
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Potential Laws Violated


Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle rear ended a tractor-trailer

What Happened

Los Angeles Police Department officials are investigating a crash involving a semi-truck that killed one person in Sylmar, CA on December 22nd, 2018. Officials say 59-year-old Sergio Miranda Avila was killed when a vehicle he was a passenger in collided with the rear of a semi-truck at the Rexford St and Telfair Ave intersection. Avila was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was hospitalized and later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

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