Erick Barbosa-Guardado Dies in Police Chase Crash near Roscoe Boulevard and Lindley Avenue
NORTHRIDGE, CA (February 17, 2023) — Erick Barbosa-Guardado died in a police chase accident near Roscoe Boulevard and Lindley Avenue.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the fatal two-vehicle accident happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. When police spotted a suspect vehicle wanted in an armed robbery in the San Fernando Valley, officers tried to make a traffic stop. The driver, however, did not yield and led police on a pursuit.
The two suspects in the black SUV traveled westbound on Roscoe Boulevard, ran a red traffic light and crash into an innocent Honda Civic driver. That southbound driver, described as a Cal State Northridge student who was heading home from his job, died. Officials have identified him as Erick Barbosa-Guardado, of Reseda.
As for the two suspects who tried to flee the scene, authorities arrested the driver, but the second suspect remains at large as of 9:00 a.m. Thursday. At the scene, officers recovered a loaded rifle.
No other information surrounding this fatal crash was available. However, if anyone has seen these unfolding events and can help the authorities, please contact the LAPD.
Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the family and friends of Erick Barbosa-Guardado.
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