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Two local men killed in auto collisions

Posted: June 3, 2008 2:03 a.m.
Updated: August 4, 2008 5:01 a.m.
 
Two local men died in separate traffic collisions this weekend.

Antonio Galvan Jr., 28, of Stevenson Ranch, was killed when his vehicle overturned on Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass early Sunday morning.

Jesse B. Surber, 22, of Canyon Country, also died in a vehicle rollover on Highway 14 near Acton on Sunday morning.

Galvan was killed shortly after 3 a.m. when he apparently lost control of his vehicle after trying to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The report stated that Galvan was driving his 2000 Lincoln Navigator north on I-5 near Roxford Street when he tried to pass a Nissan Pathfinder, driven by Sabino Alcala.

Alcala, of North Hills, reportedly swerved to the left as Galvan tried to pass, causing Galvan to hit the Pathfinder and lose control, sending his Navigator swerving across the freeway, rolling down an embankment and coming to rest on its roof in a Motel 6 parking lot.

Galvan, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the Navigator and was declared dead at the scene.

Alcala suffered only minor injuries.

At about 4:55 a.m., Surber was driving a 1989 Buick south on Highway 14 near Crown Valley Road, when he apparently lost control of the car and drove off the freeway and into the dirt center median, according to a CHP report.

Surber was reportedly killed when the Buick overturned. He was wearing a seat belt, according to the report. It was unclear Monday how he lost control of the car.

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