By LUCY GUANUNA
LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A man suspected of driving under the influence was taken into custody in connection with a crash that killed his cousin early this morning, police said.
The crash happened near S. Avenue 20 and N. Broadway after the driver exited the northbound Freeway and collided with the light pole on the north curb, said Sgt R. Isai, of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.
The driver fled on foot to get assistance from family members but later returned to the scene, said Isai. The driver’s cousin, who was a passenger in the car, died instantly.
The driver faces charges for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. He sustained no injuries.
Second Lincoln Heights Collision
In an unrelated collision in Lincoln Heights, firefighters used the jaws of life to rescue a woman who had crashed her car into an L.A. Fire Department ambulance near N. Broadway and Griffin avenues after 3 a.m., reports the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
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