West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in providing any information regarding a fatal traffic collision that occurred in the area of Pico Boulevard and Crest Drive.
On Thursday, August 29, 2019, around 5:52 a.m., a dark blue 2015 Infiniti Q70L was traveling westbound on Pico Boulevard at a high rate of speed. At the same time, a second vehicle described as a grey SUV, was also traveling westbound Pico Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The Infiniti lost control, drove off the road, and crashed into a building in the northwest corner of Pico Boulevard and Crest Drive. The driver of the grey SUV did not stop and continued driving westbound on Pico Boulevard.
The driver of the Infinity did not survive the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. The identity of the driver of the Infinity is still under investigation and a notification will be made to the next of kin once the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner has concluded its investigation.
West Traffic Division detectives are still investigating the incident to determine if the collision was related to street racing or a road rage incident.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Detective Sasaki at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-1-1-1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (CR-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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips,” and follow the prompts.