Driver killed by speeding Corvette was a mother of four on her way to work at the post office
A mother of four on her way to work early Wednesday was killed in a Lake Balboa car crash that sent debris flying dozens of feet and left two vehicles mangled at the horrific scene, a friend of the woman confirmed.
Kathy Chavez, 45, was heading to the Castaic post office, where she worked as a clerk, when her car was hit by a driver in a Chevrolet Corvette who police said was speeding and is believed to have run a red light.
The crash happened around 3:46 a.m. at Balboa and Victory boulevards, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Corvette driver, who has not been identified, was brought to the hospital, where they later died. A passenger in the Corvette was also brought to the hospital in critical condition Wednesday. Both had been trapped in the wreckage, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.