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News Release
Sunday, February 6, 2005
Media Relations
   
   
Pedestrian killed by DUI Driver

 

Los Angeles: On Sunday, February 6, 2005, at about 12:30 a.m., in 77th Street Area a fatal traffic collision occurred on Vermont Avenue and 69th Street.

The driver of a 1996 GMC Safari van, was driving south on Vermont Avenue, in the number three lane, when he collided with a pedestrian crossing in an unmarked crosswalk on Vermont Avenue. The victim was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The driver later identified as Melvin Ross of Los Angeles was arrested for gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated.

The victim a male Hispanic was unable to recover from his injuries and died at the hospital. His identity is not being released at this time pending notification to his family.

Anyone with additional information is requested to contact the South Traffic Division Detective Greg Davis at323-290-6063. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free anonymous number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.



     
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