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Fatal Traffic Collision: Witnesses Sought

Post Date:10/19/2019 1:43 PM

Sgt. Dan Suttles, Media Contact
818-548-4818 (office) 
818-484-1089 (cell) 

Glendale, CA: The Glendale Police Department is asking for assistance from the community in locating witnesses to the fatal traffic collision that occurred on October 11, 2019, near the intersection of Verdugo Road and Windsor Road in the City of Glendale. 

At approximately 2:07 p.m. on October 11, 2019 a traffic collision occurred between a 1998 black Mercedes E320 and a 2019 Lexus ES 300h.  The force of the impact caused one of the occupants to become trapped in the vehicle which then caught fire.  A police officer was in the immediate vicinity of the collision when it occurred and was able to keep the fire at bay with a nearby garden hose while the fire department responded.  The fire department was able to successfully extricate the victim and transport him to a local hospital.  Unfortunately, on October 13, 2019, the 18 year old victim, Armen Avagyan, succumbed to his injuries. 

The collision occurred when the Mercedes, which was traveling south on Verdugo Road, crossed into northbound lanes and struck the Lexus which was traveling northbound.  At the time of the incident there were multiple other vehicles and people in the vicinity, but it is believed none of them remained in the area due to the fact first responders were on scene so quickly.  However, it is important to the police to speak to as many witnesses as possible to determine the exact cause of the collision. 

Investigators are specifically interested in locating the driver or passenger(s) of a silver and black BMW i3 that was also traveling southbound and in close proximity to the collision at the time of the occurrence. 

All witnesses are encouraged to call the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911 if they have any information regarding this collision. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP,” or go directly to


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