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3 Die After Car Jumps Guardrail on Freeway

November 03, 2003|From Times Staff Reports

Three men died early Sunday morning when the car they were driving in flipped over a guardrail on the Santa Ana Freeway in downtown and struck an oncoming vehicle, authorities said.

The Toyota Corolla was traveling south at about 85 mph when the driver failed to negotiate an S-type curve north of Vignes Street and jumped the guardrail, crashing into a Honda with two passengers.

The men in the Honda, both 21-year-old Santa Paula residents, were treated for minor injuries.

Pronounced dead at the scene were Migel Minasov, 29, and Aleksandr Cherkenbov, 27, both of Glendale, and Hagpo Savoian, 22, of Montebello.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday November 06, 2003 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 News Desk 1 inches; 32 words Type of Material: Correction
Guardrail crash -- A brief in Monday's California section misspelled the name of a 22-year-old Montebello man who died Sunday morning in a traffic accident. He was Hagop Savoian, not Hagpo Savoian.

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