NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Two people were killed in a crash triggered by a speeding motorist in North Hollywood who lost control of his vehicle, killing a pedestrian and one of the occupants inside his car, authorities said today.
The motorist was speeding northbound on Vineland Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a pedestrian, said Officer William Cooper of the LAPD's Media Relations Section.
The pedestrian, a 37-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, Cooper said.
The initial report, in the 11000 block of West Oxnard Street Saturday, indicated a vehicle crashed into a liquor store, ejecting one person and trapping three others inside, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Three people were freed from the vehicle and taken to trauma centers, and two others declined treatment after being evaluated at the scene.
A woman injured in the crash was later pronounced dead at an area trauma center, Cooper said.
The conditions of the other two were not known and it was unclear whether the motorist was cited or arrested, he said.
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