(L.A.) Emalie Ortiz, 23, Died on a Street

Case Number: 2024-03884

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 23-year-old Hispanic female that occurred on a street.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Emalie Ortiz of Alhambra, California.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Injuries

RIP EMALIE MARIE ORTIZ (June 18, 2000 – March 5, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 12:56 a.m.

The decedent was the passenger in a car being driven by 29-yer-old John Michael Ross.

California Highway Patrol officers were called at around 1:03 a.m. to 64 West Loma Alta and Loma View Drive where they found an overturned vehicle engulfed in flames.

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to extract the victims from the wreckage.

Loma Alta Drive near Glenrose Avenue in the unincorporated community of Altadena.

(L.A.) John Michael Ross, 29, Died on a Street

The L.A. County Fire Department pronounced the man and woman dead at the scene.

According to the CHP, Ross was driving a 2019 Audi Q5 west on Loma Alta Drive “at an undetermined speed” when the SUV crashed into the rear of a parked 2008 Volvo XC90.

Alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected to be a factor in the collision.