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One killed, two critically injured in Leimert Park vehicle collision

October 7, 2009 |  8:26 pm
Picture 1One person died and two others were in critical condition this afternoon after a car allegedly ran a red light in Los Angeles and collided with another vehicle, authorities said.

An officer in a  California Highway Patrol cruiser saw the vehicle run the light about 3:15 p.m. near 11th Avenue and Vernon Avenue in Leimert Park, police said. The officer tried to pull over the driver, but the vehicle smashed into another vehicle, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The names of the victims were not released. Two of the injured people were taken to a hospital in critical condition, and the third person had minor injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

--Robert J. Lopez