[05-08-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – At Least One Person Killed Following Two-Vehicle Collision in Downtown

Published May 8, 2024

[05-08-2024] At Least One Person Killed Following Two-Vehicle Collision in DowntownAt least one person was killed following a two-vehicle collision in Downtown Los Angeles on early Wednesday morning, May 8, 2024. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the responding officers were dispatched at around 2:11 a.m. to the Martin Luther King Jr. on-ramp of the northbound freeway for a collision.

Authorities stated that the crash involved two vehicles, including a white minivan and a gray Dodge Charger. Emergency health workers were called to the scene and pronounced one person dead due to the collision. 

Drivers of both vehicles have not been named yet. The identity of the victim was not immediately disclosed by the investigators. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. The number of involved parties remains unclear.  

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Further information is yet to be released by the officials. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call the authorities and help the family of the deceased seek justice. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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