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News Release

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Three Persons Killed and One Other Person Injured In a Two vehicle Traffic Collision NR13109ne

Los Angeles: On March 31, 2013, around 2:30 a.m., on Rinaldi Street west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, a black 1992, Honda Accord, eastbound on Rinaldi Street, lost control and went into oncoming traffic and collided into a  westbound vehicle, a black 2013 Chevrolet Volt.   The two male passengers in the Honda Accord died at scene.  The male driver of the Honda Accord was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

The names have not been released pending notification to the families.

The driver of the black Chevrolet Volt was identified as 20-year-old Hrag Gharibian, of Northridge California.  He remained at the scene and was then taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

The LAPD's Valley Traffic Division Detectives are still investigating the incident. If there are any witnesses to this traffic collision, please contact Valley Traffic Division, Detective Armijo at 818-644-8036 or Detective III Bustos at 818-644-802, 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). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.