Couple killed in crash with a car being chased by police
A husband and wife returning home from a New Year’s Eve party were killed in a collision with a car that sped through a red light in South Los Angeles while being chased by police, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers began chasing a white Geo Prism after seeing it speed through a red light at Van Ness Avenue near Florence Avenue just before midnight Friday, Los Angeles Police Lt. John Romero said.
The Prism -- which police say was driven by Jorge Alberto Molina, 27, of Culver City -- sped through another red light at the intersection of Florence and Crenshaw Boulevard and hit an Infiniti going south on Crenshaw, causing the Infiniti to roll and strike a pole, police said.
The driver of the Infiniti, Demetria Dorsey, 50, and her passenger, husband Kelvin Dorsey, 54, both of Los Angeles, were killed in the crash, police said. They had been going home from a party.
Molina ran from the scene but collapsed nearby, police said. Authorities said he had been driving under the influence of alcohol and booked him on two counts of murder. He is being held on $1-million bail.
Romero said it was not clear whether Molina was aware that police were pursuing him.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at (323) 290-6063.
-- Christopher Goffard