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Thursday, July 20, 2000

Media Relations

Victim Dies in a Traffic Collision and Has Not Been Identified

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, July 20, 2000



"Victim Dies in a Traffic Collision and Has Not Been Identified"

Los Angeles - On July 20, 2000 at approximately 3:27 a.m., uniformed officers assigned to West Traffic Division responded to a reported traffic collision at the intersection of Jefferson BL and Centinela Ave. The officer's preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle-1 (solo vehicle) had collided with a power pole and fire hydrant. The driver (P-1) of vehicle-1, a late model compact SUV, has not been identified. The victim, P-1 died at the scene and two passengers were transported to UCLA Medical Center with moderate injuries due to the traffic collision.

There were no other vehicles involved and speed appears to be the primary cause of the traffic collision.

West Traffic Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information, please contact West Traffic Division, CIFU Detectives Follow-Up Unit at 310-202-4547. For more information in regard to this incident, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

This press release was prepared by Officer Marlo Lopez del Haro, Media Relations Section.




For Release 3:00 pm PDT
July 20, 2000