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Local News in Brief : Fatal Collision Brings Manslaughter Charge

September 28, 1987

A 55-year-old La Crescenta woman was charged with felony manslaughter Sunday after her car slammed head-on into an 18-year-old moped rider, immediately killing him, police said.

Ian Grant, 18, of Burbank, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on La Tuna Canyon Road, east of Elben Avenue, in Sun Valley, said Los Angeles Police Officer Joe Klorman.

Charged was Barbara A. Fell, a liquor store clerk. Police said Fell, driving a 1980 Pontiac Firebird, crossed over the center line and struck Grant, riding a Vespa moped, about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Both vehicles were traveling about 35 m.p.h., police said.

Klorman said Fell, who was unhurt, was driving drunk. She was being held in Van Nuys jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

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