Crash in South Los Angeles Leaves 1 Person Dead and Three People Injured

CBS News reports a two-vehicle crash in South Los Angeles injured four people, including a mother and her three children. 

The crash happened just after 8:00 a.m. on January 9 at Main Street and 111th Place intersection.

A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement that a four-door Mercedes Sedan was traveling southbound on Main Street at a high rate of speed when it collided with the rear end of an SUV. 

“The collision caused the victim’s vehicle to travel off the curb and collide with a parked vehicle,’ the LAPD said. “The victim’s vehicle was occupied by a 35-year-old mother with her three children: an 18-month-old boy, a 13-year-old boy, and a 16-year-old girl.”

The driver of the Mercedes took off on foot immediately after the collision, making the crash a hit-and-run. 

Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department said CPR had to be performed on the two youngest children. The family was rushed to the hospital. Despite all life-saving efforts made by doctors, the 13-year-old boy died from his injuries. No further information was released about the three other victims in the crash.

Officer Gerald Chavarria with the LAPD told reporters that the driver is also likely injured based on the damage to the Mercedes. Police officers have been stationed at the area hospitals in case the suspect tries to seek medical attention.

While weather and speed are believed to have been a factor in the crash., investigators have not ruled out intoxication by alcohol and/or drugs.

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for any information regarding the crash. Please get in touch with Officer Gerald Chavarria with the Southern Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call 877-LAPD-247 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. Witnesses may also file a report online at

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