North Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division arrested a male driver after being involved in a fatal traffic collision.
On March 2, 2022, around 7:00 p.m., a 1999 tan Chevrolet pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound Woodley Avenue when it ran a red light and collided with a white Nissan sedan. The Nissan was negotiating a left turn onto westbound Parthenia St from Woodley Avenue when the collision occurred. The force of the collision forced both vehicles to travel in a southwest direction causing the Chevrolet pickup to overturn and the Nissan to collide with the sidewalk and a light pole.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the driver and sole occupant of the Nissan to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet was injured and was transported to a local hospital where he remains in police custody. He has been identified as 26-year-old Manuel Sandoval, from Canoga Park. Sandoval will be booked for Murder-187(a)PC once he is cleared for booking.
The identity of the Nissan driver will not be released until next of kin has been notified. She was a female, approximately 33-years-old.
Drivers are reminded not to DRINK AND DRIVE. Drinking and driving combined with other traffic violations kills innocent lives. This reckless act carries serious consequences.
Anyone with information about this traffic collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division, Detective Ortega at (818) 644-8033. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.