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Man killed after car veers off freeway in Pacoima

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

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this is my brother=[

Poor guy, my condolences to his family. While wearing a seatbelt does not absolutely prevent injuries especially in a horrific car accident like that, I think wearing one could have improved his chances of surviving. Rollovers are usually fatal, but what makes it to deadly to vehicle occupants is getting ejected. The force and trauma of getting thrown out of a car to a human body is usually immediate death. So please, wear your seatbelts.


This was my friend. And i miss him dearly. May he rest in peace..

Love you david.

i love you david!Rest easy!

My poor friend, at least you didn't suffer I hope.
We will all miss you and will never forget you!
Love you, rest in peace buddy.

My poor friend, at least you died immediatly and did not suffer I hope. We will miss you and will never forget you, thanks for all those good laughs and happy moments you shared with all of us, those will be good memmories now.
Love you and may you rest in peacce.

this was my nefew david may u reast in peace and u will allways be in our hearts we love u and u will never be forgoten.......=(
from Rosalba and the Rodriguez family


this was my friend we miss you david u died too young i"ll always remember the times we would go skate sanfernando middle school and the park the goodtimes rest in peace.

this was my friend n u died too young we all miss u david i will always remmeber the times we skated at sanfernando middle school and the park the goodtimes rest in peace u will never be forgotten

to the family and friends of david... im sorry for your loss... i myself lost a loved one on the same turn, on the same freeway... her name was vivian... she was my high school sweetheart and we had been together for 14 years... she was a teacher at san fernando middle school. she was only 30 years old when she left me and my son... we miss her dearly every day... it hurts so much. her accident happened on nov 22, 2010, the monday of thanksgiving week... please accept my condolences on behalf of my son and myself... i know what you're going through...


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