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News Release

Friday, June 24, 2005

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Man Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter

 

Los Angeles: 27 year-old man was arrested for suspicion of Vehicular Manslaughter after being involved in a traffic collision.

On Friday, June 24, 2005, a fatal traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Western Heritage Way and North Zoo Drive. Armen Andreasyan, a resident of Los Angeles, was driving a 1992 Ford Van eastbound on Western Heritage Way when he failed to stop for a posted stop sign while traveling at an excessive rate of speed as described by witnesses. He then collided with a 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by a 73 year-old woman. The collision caused the Toyota to run off the road and into the Los Angeles Zoo parking lot, where it collided with three parked vehicles.

The 73 year-old driver of the Toyota was transported to a local hospital where she died a short time later. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to her family.

Unlicensed driver, Armen Andreasyan, was booked for Vehicular Manslaughter.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Johnny Meneses, Central Traffic Division, at 213-972-1825. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24 hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).