Kanan Road Crash Victim Identified as Son of Fox's Chris Myers

The 19-year-old was killed when his car plunged 200 feet down a hillside near Kanan-Dume Road.

The person that died in a fiery crash near Kanan-Dume Road last week has been identified as Christopher Myers, 19, of Oak Park, son of NASCAR on Fox studio host, Chris Myers, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

Authorities are currently investigating the death as suspicious in nature, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Detective John O’Brien.

Last week, Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Officer Richard Montez told Malibu Patch that the death was being investigated as an apparent suicide. However, O'Brien said that the death is not being handled as a criminal investigation.

According to a report on USA Today, Fox stated Myers will not be part of the network’s coverage of the season-opening event of the Daytona 500.

The incident was first reported around noon on Feb. 16 and closed down Kanan-Dume Road for a few hours until a could be contained, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Quvondo Johnson told Malibu Patch in a previous report.

No other victims were found in the vehicle.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is in charge of the investigation.

tim krol February 26, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Sorry for your loss
Terri February 26, 2012 at 09:43 PM
All our prayers Chris for you, your family and Chris.
EB February 28, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Sympathies to you and your family, Chris. Remember all the good times. Been there.
Tom February 28, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I worked with Chris for several years in the late 80s before he moved on to national fame. He was as good and dedicated a friend as you could ask for. His wife Susan was also a tremendous person. I have three children, including one that is 19 and I can't imagine going through what they are going through. My thoughts are with them.
Allison Coldiron February 29, 2012 at 09:42 AM
Prayers and thoughts are with you, Chris, and your wife and son. May the love and support of friends and family sustain you through this unimaginable time.


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