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Two Killed In Fiery Hollywood Crash After Driver Flees Traffic Stop

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A fiery crash in Hollywood this morning left two people dead.

At about 1:45 a.m. this morning, LAPD officers stopped a Silver Camaro near Sunset Blvd. and Argyle Ave., KTLA reports. A woman got out of the car to speak with officers while the driver, described as a man in his 20s, fled the scene. Moments later, the driver crashed the Camaro into a Metro maintenance van at Hollywood Blvd. and N. Gower Street.

Upon impact, the van burst into flames, killing the Metro employee who was inside. The Metro employee was a man in his 50s who was most likely headed to clean the subway, according to CBS LA. He was the only person inside the van at the time of the crash. The driver of the Camaro was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, police do not know why the driver fled, but LAPD Sgt. Marlon Marrache indicated that officers were investigating the passenger, ABC 7 reports.

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"While they conducted a traffic stop, they were investigating the passenger that stepped out of the vehicle and it was at that time when the driver decided to take off and fled the scene. They completed their investigation with the passenger in the vehicle and began to look for the driver. It just so happens the driver, unfortunately, collided in the corner of Hollywood and Gower."

Investigators are looking for footage from nearby security cameras, and Hollywood Blvd. remains closed between Argyle and Bronson.

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