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Two Dead In Fiery Koreatown Hit-And-Run

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Two people are dead after their car caught fire following a hit-and-run crash in Koreatown, police said.ABC-7 reports that the driver was heading west on Third Street near Wilton at around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday when it ran a red light and crashed into another car.

According to City News Service, the impact from the crash forced the car into a pole, causing the vehicle's gas tank to catch fire, and burst into flames. Officer Jenny Houser told City News Service that two 25-year-old male passengers inside the car were killed, and pronounced dead at the scene.

ABC noted that there were five people in the car at the time of the crash, and that two of the other three passengers were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

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Police said Sunday morning that a person has been detained for questioning, but they have not yet released any information about them, or if they are considered a suspect or not.