August 10, 2009 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports police are searching for a driver and two other men that were involved in a fatal hit and run crash. The accident occurred in the Athens area on the corner of South Normandie Avenue and West 106th Street according to authorities at approximately 8:00 p.m.
According to witnesses two vehicles were racing when the crash occurred, investigators reported that a Chevy Tahoe was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on Normandie Street. The driver of the Tahoe lost control of the SUV crashing into a 1996 Saturn and then burst into flames. According to witnesses, they assisted the driver of the Tahoe out of the burning vehicle and the female driver of the Saturn was fatally injured in the crash.
Witness Roneisha Pool stated that she heard a loud boom, boom and the truck was spinning out and on fire, witnesses at the scene pulled the male driver out, helping him to the curb and the bottoms of his pants were on fire. Witnesses stated that a short time later two other men in the other vehicle that was racing arrived and carried the injured driver away, prior to authorities and emergency crews arriving.
The woman that was killed in the crash has only been identified as a 64 year old woman from Lawndale; her name is not being released pending notification of her next of kin.
The driver of the Tahoe that was speeding and caused the crash has been described as a black male in his 30’s and is believed to have burns to his lower extremities. Los Angeles truck accident lawyers will be wanting to seek justice in this case.
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