(L.A.) Dolores Palmerin, 46, Died Off a Cliff

Case Number: 2021-05198

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 46-year-old Hispanic female in Tujunga.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Dolores Palmerin of Santa Barbara, California.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Injuries

RIP DOLORES PALMERIN (April 22, 1974 – April 16, 2021)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 6:45 p.m.

Incident location: Cliffside
Big Tujunga Canyon Mile Marker 1.76, Tujunga, CA 91042

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A Santa Barbara woman died and three other residents of the city were injured, including a 1-year-old, when their pickup flew 250 feet off a Big Tujunga Canyon cliff.

A passenger, 46-year-old Dolores Palmerin, died at the scene of blunt force injuries.

The crash occurred on Big Tujunga Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest north of Altadena at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Firefighters at the scene treated two injured adults and a female toddler before the victims were airlifted by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter to County-USC Medical Center.

The CHP was investigating why the 2000 Nissan Frontier veered to the right over the dirt embankment and rolled down the mountainside.

According to the CHP, the 27-year-old woman at the wheel suffered a laceration to her left hand, a 56-year-old woman suffered a seatbelt abrasion to her neck, and a 1-year-old girl — apparently related to the driver — was uninjured. Seatbelts and child safety equipment were in use.