Donald Brown Santa Clarita CA, Teen, 16, died by suicide in Interstate 5 accident

Donald Brown Death – The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has determined that 16-year-old Donald Brown was the person died in a pedestrian vs. automobile collision on Friday evening, June 30, 2023. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Nasir, Brown was killed at around 10:30 p.m. on Interstate 5 close to the Valencia Boulevard on-ramp. According to preliminary evidence, Brown committed suicide by jumping off the Valencia Boulevard overpass, the CHP reported.

Donald Brown’s cause of death

The SIG alert was issued for the No. 3 and 4 lanes of the northbound side of the I-5 after the incident was first reported at around 10:30 p.m. The alarm was in effect from 11:18 p.m. until 1:36 a.m. During the SIG alert, the on-ramp at Valencia Boulevard was also shut down. The Los Angeles County Fire Department declared Brown deceased at the scene. The coroner’s office was unable to quickly provide Brown’s city of residence.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If someone you know displays warning signs of suicide, mental health experts advise not leaving them alone, taking away any firearms, alcohol, drugs, or sharp objects that could be used in an attempt, and taking them to the emergency room or asking for help from a medical or mental health professional. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis, call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or 988.

Here is a list of resources for anyone interested in learning more about Santa Clarita Valley’s mental health services. There are phone numbers that are available all the time. The first call you should make in an emergency is 911. Call the number below to talk with someone:

  • 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 1-800-854-7771 for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • 1-800-784-2433 for the Treatment Advocacy Center
  • 661-259-9439 for the SCV Child & Family Center
  • 661-288-4800 for the Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center
  • 661- 765-8445 for Insight Treatment Santa Clarita
  • 661-347-6307 for Guardians SCV
  • 800-852-8336 for the Teen Line Peer Suicide Prevention 6-10 p.m. or text TEEN to 839863

Donald Brown’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.

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