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Sunday, June 26, 2005

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Fatal Collision Kills One and Injures Two Others

Los Angeles: On Saturday morning a 40-year-old man ran his vehicle into a parked vehicle and then proceeded to run into another vehicle killing his passenger and injuring two others.

The collision occurred on June 26, 2005 at 2:15 a.m. Larry Tyars was driving east on Manchester Avenue with passenger Sharon Walton, in a 1987 Blue Cadillac Seville. The Cadillac collided with a Ford F350 truck parked eastbound on Manchester Avenue. The impact between the Cadillac and the truck caused the Cadillac to spin around and collide with a second vehicle a 1988 Chevrolet Nova stopped eastbound Manchester Avenue.

Sharon Walton a 40 year-old African American woman was transported to a local hospital where she later died. The driver of the Cheverolet Nova a 38 year-old woman and her female passenger were also transported to a local hospitals in stable condition.

Larry Tyars was arrested for Felony Vehicular Manslaughter.

Persons with information about this incident may call Officer Henderson or Detective Jackson, South Traffic Division at 323-290-6063. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hours toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFUL (1-877-529-3855).