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Monday, October 5, 2009

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Man Wanted for Questioning in Fatal Traffic Collision

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Traffic Detectives are looking for 32-year-old Salvador Garcia in connection with the October 4, 2009, collision that killed Ernesto Ignacio Garcia in East Los Angeles.

At around 6:30 p.m., 22-year-old Ernesto Garcia was a passenger in a black 1978 Chevrolet Blazer when it rolled over multiple times and slid down a dirt embankment at Mercury and Boundary Avenues near Rose Hills Park.  According to Detectives, Ernesto Garcia suffered massive injuries when he was ejected from the car during the single car collision and roll-over.  Ernesto was taken to the University of Southern California Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
 
32 year-old Salvador Garcia is the registered owner of the 1978 Chevrolet Blazer.  Salvador Garcia is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.    
 
Anyone with information regarding this collision or know the whereabouts of Salvador is urged to call LAPD Central Traffic Detective Michael Kaden at 213-972-1825 or 972-1853.  During off-hours, call may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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