24-year-old Thomas Benson, of Valencia, dies in fatal Santa Clarita car crash – Sunday, April 10, 2022

Santa Clarita car crash death of Thomas Benson of Valencia – Obituary

Thomas Benson, 24, of Valencia, was identified as the man who died in a catastrophic collision on the 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

On Sunday, April 10, at 1:55 a.m., emergency workers were sent to the 5 Freeway, just south of Valencia Boulevard. The accident caused the car to catch fire, according to reports.

Responders arrived to find a fully engaged automobile fire with flames extending into the bushes. CHP authorities recognized the car as a 2004 maroon Toyota Avalon.

According to preliminary accounts, a maroon Toyota Avalon skidded down a dirt slope along the west highway edge, rolled over multiple times, and collided with a tree before coming to a halt.
An investigation is still ongoing.