West Hollywood Pedestrian Killed In Cop Car Crash
A crash last night in West Hollywood involving two deputies killed one pedestrian, and sent three other people to the hospital.
Two L.A. County Sheriff's deputies in one car were heading east on Santa Monica Blvd. just after 11 p.m. with their lights and sirens on, in response to reports of a spousal assault. The deputies were in the 8800 block of Santa Monica Blvd., just past San Vicente Blvd., when they clipped the read end of a sedan, City News Service reports. The deputies' car careened up onto the curb, hitting two men walking on the south side of the street.
Both men were taken to the hospital where one of them was pronounced dead. The other man remains in stable condition. Both deputies, one of whom had to be extricated from the car, were transported to the hospital and are in stable condition.
The deputy who was driving the car had been a member of the force for four years, while the other deputy was on a ride-along, according to NBC Los Angeles.
According to LASD Cmdr. Keith Swensson, it is unclear if the sedan had followed the law and yielded to the deputies' car.
That stretch of Santa Monica Blvd. has been closed as CHP officials investigate. It is expected to remain closed through mid-morning.
Santa Monica Blvd will remain closed to eastbound traffic from San Vicente to Hancock until approx. 10:30 am.— LASD West Hollywood (@WHDLASD) October 16, 2015