Head-On Crash Claims Teen's Life, Leaves Second Driver Hurt In Sylmar

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SYLMAR (CNS) - Authorities are seeking the female driver of an SUV who allegedly caused two other vehicles to collide head-on Sunday in Sylmar, killing an 18-year-old man and seriously injuring another driver.

The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. on the southbound Foothill Boulevard south of Sayre Street, according to Los Angeles police.

Investigators said a 2003 silver Ford Mustang swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid the SUV that was exiting a store parking lot and negotiating a right turn onto Foothill. The Mustang then collided head-on with a 2000 silver Toyota Tundra.

The female driver had a male passenger in the SUV and had been shopping in a grocery store before the crash, according to the LAPD.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the teen dead and transported the 58-year-old Tundra driver to a hospital with minor injuries, the LAPD reported.

Police said that causing a no-contact collision involving other vehicles is considered a traffic crash on that driver's record and leaving the scene is considered a hit-and-run.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to call LAPD's Valley Traffic detectives at 818-644-8033 or818-644-8000. Tipsters can also cal the LAPD's 24/7 tipline at 877-527-3247 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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