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Drunk Driver Causes Two Accidents in Hollywood

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A drunk driver caused not one, but two accidents in Hollywood yesterday morning, leaving one person dead and two others injured, including the driver himself.

The 21-year-old man who was behind the wheel of a Toyota Matrix first hit a taxi at Hollywood and Argyle, and fled the scene. A few minutes later, he hit a 1995 Jeep Wrangler headed north on Vine near Yucca. The second accident was a "violent collision," according to a statement released by LAPD today, and both drivers were seriously injured.

A passenger in the Jeep, 26-year-old Angelo Bowers, was seriously injured as well, and died just a few hours later.