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News Release

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Media Relations

Fatal Collision

Los Angeles: On May 28, 2002, at approximately 3:50 P.M., Robert Dale Woolard, 39-year old male White, was driving a white Honda Civic eastbound on 223rd Street, crossed over the double yellow lines and collided head on with a Chevy Tahoe, which was traveling westbound on 223rd Street. The driver in the Chevy sustained bruises and abrasions. The passenger, a 24-year old female White, in the Honda Civic, sustained blunt force trauma and died from her injuries at the scene.

Robert Dale Woolard sustained a fractured right femur and fractured pelvis. He was transported to a local hospital for his injuries. Upon his release from the hospital on June 5, 2002, Woolard was arrested and booked for second-degree murder.

On June 7, 2002, the Long Beach District Attorney's Office filed Felony Manslaughter Charges.

For further information, contact Detective Kathyrn Henderson or Mike Farrell, South Traffic Detectives, at 323-290-6064.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jose L. Rodriguez, Sr., Media Relation Section, at 213-485-3586.