Driver in custody after cousin killed in Lincoln Heights crash

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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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  1. Let’s not forget the recent murder at Griffin and Broadway just week or so gone by.

    The number one safety issue in Lincoln Heights is a piss poor and inappropriate street design paradigm mixed with walkable retail and high density residential.

    Where was our councilman this morning? At an overpriced bus stop in Chinatown cutting a ribbon in front of a crowd of kids he was holding hostage for his public relations goals. Thank goodness the huge “Solano Canyon” sign he was cutting a ribbon for was spelled correctly.

    Just a block away from this bus stop, a substandard sidewalk is blocked with multiple utility poles. Pity the person with a walker or wheel chair who dares to travel here.

    • Joseph, this person was drunk. How can you blame the street design? And is Cedillo supposed to run to the site of every hit and run that occurs? That would be a never ending job, given how little respect people have for the lives they ruin with their poor personal choices – crashes that you excuse and blame on street design.

      The number one safety issue in Los Angeles is a populace that has zero personal accountability, expecting the nanny state to care for them, and fleeing and hiding in the shadows when they injure and kill others.

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