Timothy Schultz Killed in Panorama City Accident at Woodman Avenue and Lanark Street
Panorama City, California (February 1, 2023) – Timothy Schultz, 49, of Reseda, was killed in a crash involving a driver being pursued by the authorities on Tuesday night in Panorama City, according to a local news source.
The wreck took place at Woodman Avenue and Lanark Street just after 7:45 p.m. January 31.
Authorities said they spotted a stolen Toyota Tacoma on El Dorado Avenue in Pacoima and attempted to stop it but the driver drove off and later collided with a Honda Civic in Panorama City.
The two occupants of the Honda, Schultz and Christopher Teagardin, 47, of Granada Hills, were killed in the wreck.
The suspect, identified as Oscar Delacruz, 32, tried to flee the scene after the collision but was arrested.
Authorities said Delacruz is facing murder charges following the incident.
Delacruz and his passenger were hospitalized for their injuries. The passenger was also arrested for unspecified reasons.
An investigation into the collision is ongoing.
Panorama City, California (February 1, 2023) – Authorities are investigating a Panorama City crash that killed two people and injured two other parties on Tuesday night.
The deadly accident happened at about 7:35 p.m., near Lanark Street and Woodman Avenue intersection.
According to the police, officers began a pursuit of a stolen truck near the 10600 block of El Dorado Avenue.
Unfortunately, the suspect’s vehicle reportedly struck a sedan that was going northbound on Woodman Avenue.
Sadly, two people who were in the vehicle that was struck sustained fatal injuries. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect, who was later identified as Oscar Delacruz, 32, attempted to flee. Officers from the Foothill Division who had been involved in the pursuit deployed a stun gun and take-down tactics to detain the suspect quickly.
Both Delacruz and the passenger in the truck were taken to the hospital, police said, and Delacruz will face murder charges. He is being held without bail.
The crash remains under investigation.
Pacific Attorney Group would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May they find comfort and strength during this difficult time.
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