UPDATED: Driver killed, teen injured in suspected DUI crash

UPDATED 7/25/2012 at 4 pm: The deceased driver has been identified as Gannon Coon of Eloy, Arizona. Coon was in town visiting friends in Lake Los Angeles, sheriff’s officials said.

LANCASTER – A 32-year-old suspected drunk driver flipped his truck several times, was thrown from the vehicle, and died at the scene of a single vehicle collision early this morning on Avenue K, near 47th street east, authorities said.

The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:

Traffic investigators from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station are investigating the circumstances of a single vehicle collision which occurred in Lancaster on July 25, 2012 at approximately 12:55 a.m.

Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed the pickup was being driven westbound on Avenue K, when for unknown reasons, it left the roadway and rolled over several times.

The victim, MW/32 (driver) was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger, MW/17, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.

Alcohol appears to have been a factor in this collision.

The identity of the victim or passenger has not been released.

Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate this collision, and ask if anyone has information regarding this incident, to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Enforcement Team at 661-948-8466.

  7 comments for “UPDATED: Driver killed, teen injured in suspected DUI crash

  1. JBird Tweak
    July 26, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I’m glad it was Coon killed and not an innocent bystander. Survival of the fittest.

    • harold coon
      July 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

      jbird Go [removed] yourself

    • eric thomson
      July 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      [removed] u j bird I wish it was u no one would talk to him like that so shut the [removed] up j [removed]

    • harold coon
      July 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      jbird tweak [removed] why don’t you set a time a place and we will see if your opinion is still the same

  2. Kaseylm85
    July 26, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Its really brakes my heart to hear you lost you life… I wanna say I’m so sorry to your mother and father…. To your. Mom I want you to know that if you need anything the family is here for you and I know it’s hard losing you brother and son with on the same month…. We love you l.v.c

  3. crystal
    July 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    A terrible accident …so tragic.he is dearly missed<3 thank god my brother is okey…..I hope ur in a happy place ..and I hope u see how much u are loved.

  4. Fassett
    July 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Ouch. A naked press release? Really? This hurts my press sensibilities something fierce.

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