Witnesses Sought in Fatal Traffic Collision

The Glendale Police Dept. is asking for assistance from the community in locating witnesses to the fatal traffic collision that occurred on Oct. 11 near the intersection of Verdugo Road and Windsor Road in the City of Glendale. 

At approximately 2:07 p.m. on Oct. 11, a traffic collision occurred between a 1998 black Mercedes E320 and a 2019 Lexus ES 300h. The force of the impact caused one of the occupants to become trapped in the vehicle which then caught fire. A police officer was in the immediate vicinity of the collision when it occurred and was able to keep the fire at bay with a nearby garden hose while the fire department responded. The fire department was able to successfully extricate the victim and transport him to a local hospital. Unfortunately, on Oct. 13, the victim, 18-year-old Armen Avagyan, succumbed to his injuries. 

The collision occurred when the Mercedes, which was traveling south on Verdugo Road, crossed into northbound lanes and struck the Lexus that was traveling northbound. At the time of the incident there were multiple other vehicles and people in the vicinity, but it is believed none of them remained in the area due to first responders arriving on scene so quickly. However, it is important to the police to speak to as many witnesses as possible to determine the exact cause of the collision. 

Investigators are specifically interested in locating the driver or passenger(s) of a silver and black BMW i3 that was also traveling southbound and in close proximity to the collision at the time of the occurrence. 

All witnesses are encouraged to call the Glendale Police Dept. at (818) 548-4911 with any information regarding this collision. 

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477), use a smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP,” or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.