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News Release
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Media Relations
   
   
Police Officer Involved in Fatal Crash

Los 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.


     
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