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Sunday, October 1, 2000

Media Relations

17 Year-Old Dies in Accident

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, October 2, 2000



"17 Year-Old Dies in Accident"

Mission Hills - On October 1, 2000, at approximately 3:00 a.m., an 18-year-old of Camp Pendleton Marine Base, was driving his Honda Accord west on Brand Boulevard, east of Sepulveda Boulevard when he lost control on a curve. The vehicle collided with a tree and a fire hydrant. One of three passengers, 17-year-old Ivette Ismerio of Arleta, died at the scene. A 14-year-old passenger was transported to a pediatric intensive care unit at a local hospital and an 18-year-old passenger was transported to a local hospital for observation purposes only. The 18-year-old driver was taken to Northridge Hospital and has not been arrested, pending further investigation.

The investigation will be conducted by Valley Traffic Detectives.

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




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
October 1, 2000



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