Two Killed in Single-Vehicle Collision on Valley Boulevard

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 8, 2022) – Early Friday morning, David Ayala and Jose Frias were killed in a solo-car crash on 710 Freeway.

The fatal accident occurred around 12:45 a.m., on Valley Boulevard, just off the 710 Freeway.

As per reports, a 2004 GMC Yukon carrying three people exited the northbound 710 off-ramp onto Valley Boulevard. There, the driver lost control and slammed into the wall of a recycling center.

Upon impact, both the driver and one of the passengers suffered fatal injuries. Authorities later identified the deceased victims as 20-year-old Ayala, and 25-year-old Frias.

Meanwhile, medics transported a third person to LAC+USC Medical Center with major injuries.

At this time, police also suspected that speed could be a factor in collision. However, further circumstances remain under active investigation.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of David Ayala and Jose Frias. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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