Car Careens Into Newhall Gas Station

by Austin Dave, Staff Writer 361 views0

A Nissan 350Z plowed into a Newhall gas station this morning. The incident caused extensive damage to the Chevron gas station on the corner of Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway.

The driver, 30-year-old Travis Kolbo of Newhall and passenger 30-year-old Kimberly Cameron, led police on a short pursuit before driving into the gas station. The car destroyed four gas pumps and a pillar supporting the station’s awning.

The high-speed impact of the accident caused the metal awning to collapse. The car’s forceful blow to the fuel pumps sparked a small blaze as seen in the surveillance footage.

 

Deputies are awaiting toxicology results.

Austin Dave, Staff Writer

Austin spent two years in the GVTV television production class at Golden Valley High School — one year on the staff and one year as the student producer. Following graduation in June 2009 he enrolled in the News Media class at College of the Canyons, where he enjoys his position as Web Director of Cougar News Online (CougarNews.com). In his spare time, Austin films and edits projects for local businesses, schools and bands. Video editing and cinematography are his two deepest passions. He enjoys living in the city of Santa Clarita and is the youngest member of the SCVTV staff.