1 killed in overnight solo-vehicle crash in Chatsworth

A man was killed in a violent solo-vehicle crash in Chatsworth overnight, authorities said.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified 24-year-old Adan Gonzalez as the victim of the crash. 

The crash was reported in the 9700 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard around 3 a.m. Tuesday. When first responders arrived at the scene, they discovered a red pickup truck crashed into a utility pole, which split the vehicle in half. 

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash and an open bottle of whiskey was found in the truck. A witness reported that the driver may have been racing, but that has not been confirmed by authorities.

Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further information was immediately available.