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Man killed after car veers off freeway in Pacoima

December 5, 2010 | 12:01 pm

A 19-year-old man was killed early Sunday after his vehicle veered off the freeway and overturned in Pacoima, authorities said.

David Alejandro Garcia of North Hills was driving a 2008 Toyota Scion east on the 210 Freeway about 2:40 a.m. when he transitioned to the westbound 118 Freeway at high speed, the California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Coroner’s Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said.

Garcia’s vehicle drove off the east side of the road and overturned several times as it traveled down the embankment. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, MacWillie said.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other passengers in the car.

-- Corina Knoll