A driver suspected in a hit-and-run crash along the 101 Freeway was killed in a second accident with another vehicle in a residential neighborhood on Friday morning.
KTLA in Los Angeles reports that the initial crash happened on Friday, June 10th, during the morning rush hour at approximately 7:45 a.m. The driver of a white Lexus sedan collided with another vehicle. After the accident, the driver of the Lexus failed to exchange information with the other driver. The second driver managed to flag down a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy to report the incident.
According to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Juan Campos, the LASD deputy later spotted the vehicle and attempted to pull over the driver. The driver of the Lexus then attempted to flee, heading southbound on Benton Way near the Westlake District.
The LASD stayed with the male victim in the other vehicle who was complaining of pain following the accident.
While fleeing authorities, the male driver of the Lexus hit a dip in the pavement and lost control of his vehicle and collided with an SUV. The Lexus rolled over on its side and burst into flame with the driver trapped inside.
Firefighters with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene to put out the fire. Paramedics transported the 24-year-old male driver to an area hospital for treatment. Authorities say he later died as the result of injuries he suffered in the crash. His identity was not released.
The accident is currently under investigation.