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News Release

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Fatal Traffic Collision Leaves One Dead and another Injured NR11549rh

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are searching for witnesses who may have observed the collision involving 45-year-old Marvin Horner, a resident of Tujunga.

On November 21,2011, around 6:45 a.m., a traffic collision occurred on La Tuna Canyon south of the 210 Freeway in the city of Tujunga. A white Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck was travelling eastbound on La Tuna Canyon when it lost traction on the wet pavement and slid sideways into the westbound lanes. A red Scion was travelling westbound and broadsided the Toyota truck.

The driver of the Toyota Tacoma was trapped inside of the pick-up truck and was pulled to safety by unidentified passerby’s.The driver sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. However, the driver of the Scion,45-year-old Marvin Horner of Tujunga, also sustained massive internal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is urged to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective S. Krajchir at 818-644-8034 or 818-644-8000. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.