UPDATE: Juan Menjivar, Ana Santos Killed in Accident on 5 Freeway near 405 Freeway [Granada Hills, CA]

UPDATE: Juan Menjivar, Ana Santos Killed in Accident on 5 Freeway near 405 Freeway [Granada Hills, CA]
UPDATE: Juan Menjivar, Ana Santos Killed in Accident on 5 Freeway near 405 Freeway [Granada Hills, CA]

Ana Santos and Juan Menjivar Die in Granada Hills Big Rig Accident

 
GRANADA HILLS, CA (August 17, 2021) – A man and a woman died after a traffic accident on 5 Freeway early Sunday, August 15.
 
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified 37-year-old Juan Carlos Menjivar of Winnetka and 33-year-old Ana Elena Moreno Santos of Los Angeles.
 
Both were pronounced dead at the scene. According to reports, both were decapitated in the accident.
 
The accident happened around 12:57 a.m. on 5 Freeway, just south of 405 Freeway. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2010 Lexus sedan crashed into the back of a 2007 Dart International tractor and trailer. At the time of the accident, it was parked on the right shoulder of the freeway.
 
According to a CHP statement, the collision occurred after Menjivar – who drove the car – “failed to maintain the curve in the roadway before traveling out of control.” In addition, the impact caused the Lexus to catch fire.
 
The driver of the big rig did not suffer any injuries.
 
Police believe alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the crash. However, CHP asked anyone with information about the crash to call.


We would like to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of Juan Carlos Menjivar and Ana Elena Moreno Santos.


At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim, we know you and your family are going through a difficult time. Daniel will work with you personally to find justice for the one you lost. Our award-winning wrongful death lawyers will work hard to assist you throughout every step of the process. Call us today at (800) 895-7199 to schedule your free consultation today. You can also request a copy of the police report for your reference. Above all, our team is here for you.
 

 

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