Speeding Driver, Possibly Racing, Killed in Eight-Vehicle Crash in Reseda


RESEDA (CNS) - A speeding driver on a Reseda street died in a violent crash that left several vehicles mangled and sent two others to hospitals.

The crash was reported at 8:06 p.m. Sunday at 7636 N. Corbin Ave., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department's Margaret Stewart.

A vehicle driven by a 25- to 30-year-old man was northbound on Corbin at a high rate of speed when it crossed over the double yellow lines and crashed head-on into a southbound vehicle, according to Officer F. Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Operations Center.

The speeding vehicle then struck a parked car, another southbound vehicle and five more parked vehicles, Gonzalez said.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Two people were taken to hospitals with injuries not believed life-threatening, he said.

One seriously injured patient was trapped inside wreckage before being taken to a hospital by paramedics, Stewart said. Three others were evaluated at the scene.

A witness told Fox11 that two racing vehicles had caused the wreckage, and a community resident told KTLA5 that street racing was a problem in the neighborhood.

Video from the scene showed a pickup surrounded by at least three mangled cars and another pickup on two wheels, backed onto a street pole.

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