07/05/2010, SCV Sheriff's Station — The deceased victim has been identified as Matilda Garnica, age 43.
    Near the end of the July 4th Fireworks Show at the Valencia Town Center (9:40PM), a traffic collision occurred between two vehicles. The impact of the collision caused one of the vehicles to spin out of control, jumping the curb and hitting nearby pedestrians. One person was killed in the collision, approximately seven other pedestrians were injured. If you witnessed this incident, you are urged to call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station to provide your statement. There is no further information available at this time.
02/07/2011, SCV Sheriff's Station — Vehicular manslaughter charges filed in connection with 2010 Fourth of July fatal traffic collision — The District Attorney's office of the Los Angeles Superior Court, North Valley Division-San Fernando Courthouse has filed one felony count of vehicular manslaughter and one infraction count of running a red light in connection with the July 4th, 2010, traffic collision on Valencia Boulevard that claimed the life of 43-year-old Matilde Garnica and injured several others.
    Melissa Brown, age 23, of Canyon Country is scheduled to appear in San Fernando Superior Court on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, for arraignment.
    The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time. -ref 11064

7/4/2010 Newhall woman killed, children injured as car crashes into fireworks spectators

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