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News Release

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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A DUI Driver Causes Two Collisions, and One Death NR12005lp

Los Angeles:  An intoxicated driver caused two collisions just minutes apart in the early morning hours of Tuesday.   The second collision proved fatal for one of the vehicles passengers.

On January 3, 2012, at approximately 12:40 a.m., a 21-year-old man driving under the influence of alcohol was involved in a hit and run crash when his 2010 Toyota Matrix hit a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria Taxicab near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue.  About five minutes later the driver hit a second car, a 1995 Jeep Wrangler that was northbound on Vine Street at Yucca Street.

It was a violent collision that caused serious injury to both drivers of the vehicles, as well as a passenger in the Jeep.  All three were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The passenger, 26-year-old Angelo Bowers of Modesto, CA , died of his injuries several hours later.

The driver of the Toyota is expected to be booked for murder once his medical condition improves.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Officer Zachary Hutchings of the West Traffic Division at 213-473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.