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News Release
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Media Relations
   
   
Man Dies in Head-on Collision

Los Angeles: A traffic collision on a heavily travelled City street killed a man late this afternoon.

On January 27, 2009, at around 4:10 p.m., West Traffic Division officer's responded to a traffic collision on Vermont Avenue just south of Pico Boulevard. A 66-year-old man, driving a 2006 Mitsubishi cargo truck southbound on Vermont Avenue crossed over the double yellow lines into the northbound lanes for unknown reasons and collided head-on into a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560, driven by a 40-year-old man.

Los Angeles City Fire personnel responded to the scene and transported both drivers to a local hospital for treatment. The Mitsubishi driver was treated for minor injuries and released. The Mercedes driver however, did not respond to treatment and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The investigation is being conducted by West Traffic Division Officer David Suh, David Chandra and Detective K. Garcia. They can be reached at 213-473-0222. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD. Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website www.lapdonline.org. All tips are anonymous.

     
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