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Tuesday, November 7, 2000

Media Relations

Traffic Collision Claims Life

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, November 7, 2000



"Traffic Collision Claims Life"

Van Nuys - On Monday, November 6, 2000, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a 21 year old resident of Panorama City, Jose Lopez was traveling northbound on Woodman Avenue near Strathern Street in his 1991 Nissan. Mr. Lopez became involved in a traffic collision at Strathern Street with a 1994 Geo Prizm driven by a female Hispanic, 49 years of age, also a Panorama City resident. The female victim of the collision was transported to a local hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries. The female's name is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.

The investigation is being conducted by Valley Traffic Division Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Detective Dwight Gillett at Valley Traffic Division at 818-756-8391.

This Press Release was prepared by Officer Lyle Michelson, Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.




For Release 1:40 pm PST
November 7, 2000