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Fatalities in Canyon Country crash


The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has identified two Lancaster residents killed when their speeding SUV crashed into a guardrail and overturned down an off-ramp on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Canyon Country.

Tiesha Shepherd, 37, was driving the gray, 2003 GMC Envoy and Johnnie Mitchell, 48, was the passenger, the coroner said.

The crash on the northbound freeway, south of Via Princessa, occurred a little after 12:30 a.m. April 1, the CHP reported.

The SUV overturned down the Via Princessa off-ramp, and the woman and man were ejected onto the road, the CHP said. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The CHP’s Newhall office asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (661) 294-5540.