By: David DeMullé
The first automobile fatality of the year was Monday, January 18 at about 9:30 a.m. Simon Asatryan was going West on La Tuna Canyon Rd. when he swerved to the right hitting his brakes only once before he hit the curb, skidded across the dirt berm then the guard fence which launched his vehicle more than 40 feet across the concrete wash, hitting the other side and dropping into the wash itself. Asatryan was killed instantly. No one knows why he swerved or how fast he was going. Please: slow down and live!