A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was briefly missing after a crash in the Santa Clarita area, prompting a search and a large presence of law enforcement in the area Friday night.
The circumstances surrounding the crash were unclear and Sheriff’s Department spokesmen and staff were unable to answer several questions from The Times.
The deputy, identified only as a man, was found at 10:20 p.m., said Deputy Brenda Serna, a spokesman for the department. Serna could not say where the deputy sheriff was found or provide details of when and where the crash occurred.
He was conscious and breathing when he was found, Serna said.
She referred The Times to the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station for more details.
A deputy sheriff at the Santa Clarita Valley station said the watch commander would not comment or provide details and referred The Times back to the sheriff’s information office.
According to the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the crash occurred near Pico Canyon Road and North Southern Oaks Drive at Stevenson Ranch.
The deputy was later found at his nearby home, the Signal reported, citing a source familiar with the incident.
The source told the Signal that the deputy was on his way home from work when his patrol car crashed and was picked up by another deputy.
Video made by a Signal journalist shows a Sheriff’s Department SUV in bushes by the side of a road. Several police officers were gathered nearby.
Further details were not available late Friday.