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Questions Still Loom in Death of 25-Year-Old Killed in Crash with LAPD Cruiser

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Devin Petelski
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Last week Thursday, Devin Petelski was driving in Venice when her car and an LAPD vehicle collided. She and the two officers were sent to the hospital where she died two days later. The officer driving the car suffered a fractured hand and lacerations to his elbow while the other officer was treated for abrasions and general pain. Police today released the some basic details of what allegedly happened. About five minutes before midnight, Petelski was driving her 1994 BMW northbound on Glyndon Avenue at Venice Boulevard when an LAPD police car traveling eastbound on Venice Boulevard crashed into the driver’s side of her car.

Police said today the exact cause and circumstances surrounding the collision are still under investigation, but many questions from the public are aimed at the LAPD vehicle's speed and if lights and sirens were in use. "I'm going to look at everything people are saying.. and determine what is true and what is not true," explained Detective Jesus Ravega when reached by phone.