BURBANK (CNS) - A speeding Dodge Challenger triggered a two-vehicle crash at a Burbank intersection, leaving its passenger, a 24-year-old woman, with fatal injuries, authorities said Tuesday.
Witnesses reported seeing the Dodge accelerate through the intersection at Victory and Magnolia boulevards at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, just as a black Nissan SUV was completing a left eastbound turn, according to Sgt. Stephen Turner of the Burbank Police Department. The car then struck a curb as well as a traffic pole and power pole on the northeast corner of the intersection.
Officers dispatched to the scene located Evonnie Nicole Caceres of Saugus with significant injures in the passenger seat of the Dodge, Turner said. Paramedics rushed her to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
The man behind the wheel of the Dodge suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital, Turner said.
The driver of the Nissan, the lone occupant inside the vehicle, was not injured and stayed at the scene to cooperate with police. A pedestrian standing near the corner of the crash was struck by debris and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Burbank police urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 818-238-3103. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.