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News Release

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Three Vehicle Collision Kills One

Los Angeles: A traffic accident at busy Los Angeles intersection results in one fatality.

On January 27, 2009, at around 1:10 p.m., West Traffic Division officer's responded a three vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. The collision occurred when the 85-year-old woman driver of a 2002 Jeep Cherokee travelling westbound on Olympic Boulevard collided with a 2004 Toyota Corolla travelling southbound on La Brea Avenue. The impact caused the Toyota to travel westbound Olympic Boulevard and collide with a 2007 Porsche Caymen driven by a 35-year-old man.

The 34-year-old woman driving the Toyota was pronounced dead at scene by the Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics. The driver of the Jeep was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and was treated and released. The Porsche driver was not injured.

The investigation is being conducted by West Traffic Division Officer Kenny Talbert and Detective Nelson Hernandez. They can be reached at 213-473-0222. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD. Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website www.lapdonline.org. All tips are anonymous.