HIGHLAND PARK — One person was killed early this morning when two vehicles collided head on near Figueroa Street and Avenue 45, police said.
The victim, described as a 48-year-old Latino male, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Here’s a description of the crash from the LAPD Central Traffic Division:
“On October 21, 2017, at approximately 2:05 a.m., a vehicle #1 (1996 Toyota Tercel) was traveling Southbound #1 Lane of Figueroa Street passing Avenue 45, when the Toyota Tercel traversed into the Northbound #1 Lane of Figueroa Street colliding head on into vehicle #2 (1999 Ford Explorer) traveling Northbound in the #1 lane of Figueroa Street. The force of the collision caused the male driver of Toyota Tercel to suffer from severe head and body injuries, where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver was pronounced dead at scene by paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department. The driver and passenger of the Ford Explorer, sustained moderate injuries and were transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital. They are both cooperating with investigating officers.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 486-0753 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
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