Police Seek Information on Fatal Traffic Collision
Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic detectives are seeking information about a traffic collision on Dec. 29 that led to the death of a woman near Westmoreland Boulevard and 7th Street.
Officers received a call around 1:40 p.m. about a traffic collision in the area, and found two unresponsive women inside of a car stopped at the location. Paramedics transported both women to a local hospital, where the driver of the car was pronounced dead. The victim was later identified as a 64-year-old Los Angeles resident, whose name was not disclosed because of the ongoing investigation. The passenger sustained severe injuries and is currently in stable condition.
Investigators believe the car was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Westmoreland Boulevard when it ran off the road and collided with a steel gate and concrete pillar. The investigation also revealed that the car had previously been involved in a hit and run traffic collision where the deceased victim was traveling eastbound on 8th Street, and made a left turn on to Westmoreland Boulevard. The driver collided with another car traveling westbound on 8th Street and allegedly drove away. There were no injuries during the first collision.
Detectives have determined that both collisions were caused by unsafe speed for roadway conditions, but are asking the public for additional information about the circumstances of the collisions. Anyone with information is urged to call Det. Osborne or De Armon at (213)473-0234. During weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour, toll free LAPD hotline at (877)LAPD247.