(L.A.) Kathy Chavez, 45, Killed by Speeding Corvette
Case Number: 2023-01554
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 45-year-old female of Hispanic ethnicity that occurred at an intersection.
The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Katty Figueroa.
Spanish-language news outlets say the decedent’s forename is Kathy, not Katty. She was known to friends and colleagues at the Castaic post office as Kathy Chavez. She was a single mother of four children.
Manner of Death: Accident
Cause of Death: Traumatic Injuries
RIP KATHY CHAVEZ (December 8, 1977 – February 8, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Wednesday at 4:05 a.m.
A driver in a Corvette ran a red light at more than 90 mph before slamming into another car in a crash that left two people dead in Lake Balboa. This happened a few minutes before 4 a.m. on Wednesday.
Wreckage could be seen in the 6400 block of N. Balboa Boulevard near Victory Boulevard. A sign in the strip mall was damaged by crash debris and part of one car ended up in a restaurant.
The impact of the collision was so severe that one of the cars, a Honda Accord, was split into two and overturned on its roof. The sedan’s engine ended up in the strip mall’s parking lot.
Figueroa was the driver of the Honda Accord.
The Corvette driver also died. Release of the Corvette’s driver’s name is still pending.