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News Release

Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Media Relations

Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation

" Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation"

 

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at approximately 3:55 a.m., a solo vehicle traffic collision claimed the life of two people.

A black Ford Taurus containing two occupants was traveling westbound on Olympic Boulevard at Rimpau Avenue, at a high rate of speed. The vehicle ran off the roadway, colliding with the curb and a power pole, causing major damage to the vehicle and the power pole.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced both the driver, 44 year-old Myoung-Chin Sin, male Korean, and the passenger, a female Korean, 41 years-old, dead at the scene.

The female passenger's name is being withheld pending notifications of the next of kin.

Anyone with information should contact West Traffic Division Detectives 213-473-0234 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the24-hour toll free number at Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1877-529-3855).

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.