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News Release

Monday, June 9, 2003

Media Relations

Traffic Collision Leaves One Man Dead

 

Los Angeles: On Sunday, June 8, 2003, at about 4:30 p.m., a man was killed in a traffic collision that took place at the intersection of Rinaldi Street and Havenhurst Avenue.

A 2003 Nissan Altima, driven by a 23 year-old male traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Rinaldi Street, collided with a 1993 Toyota Camry, which was turning left onto Havenhurst Avenue.

The driver of the Toyota, Camry was identified as Keijo Iko a 78 year-old man and resident of Granda Hills, California.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene, Mr. Iko was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Nissan Altima was transported to a local hospital.

This traffic collision is still under investigation.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Valley Traffic Detectives at, 818-756-8391. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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