Thursday, April 22, 2010
Police Officer Involved in Fatal CrashLos Angeles: A Los Angeles Police Department squad car was involved in a fatal crash that killed a 27-year-old woman last night in Sylmar.
The accident occurred around 8:10 p.m., when a blue 4-door Toyota Corolla, driven by Jovanna Janet Lugo, was in the process of making a U-turn, mid block on Glenoaks Boulevard, just south of Dyer Street. Investigators say the police cruiser was traveling north on Glenoaks Boulevard when it collided with the car making the U-turn. Paramedics pronounced the occupant of the Corolla dead at the scene. Two police officers in the squad car suffered moderate injuries and were transported to a local hospital. The crash remains under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this traffic investigation can contact Valley Traffic Division detectives at 818-644-8022 or 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.