Silver Lake — A homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk was killed this afternoon after he was run over by a Porsche Carrera that was involved in a chain-reaction crash, police said.
The crash took place at about 1:21 pm, when the driver of the red Porsche heading northbound near the Coronado Street underpass at the 101 Freeway lost control of his sports car, said LAPD spokesman Jeff Lee. The Porsche hit a Mazda and then a parked van before jumping on to the sidewalk where it landed on a man.
The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was described as a white male in his 50s. His identity has not been released pending notification of his next of kin.
The driver of the Porsche remained at the scene. The preliminary investigation revealed that the speed of the Porsche was a factor due to possible mechanical failure, according to a statement issued by detectives at the LAPD Central Traffic Division.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information concerning either of the collisions is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213)
833-3713 or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746.
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