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Two killed in accident near MacArthur Park; driver arrested

October 8, 2011 | 11:56 am

Two men died and another was arrested on charges of murder and drunk driving in an accident near MacArthur Park, west of downtown Los Angeles, early Saturday.

Coroner’s officials identified one of the men who died as Ryan Tauiliili, 24, of Garden Grove. The name of the other man, 29, was withheld pending notification of next of kin. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, David Young Lee, 27, was arrested on charges of felony drunk driving and murder, said Sgt.Jeff Siggers of the LAPD Central Traffic Division. He was hospitalized with a broken leg.

The car carrying the four men was headed east on Wilshire Boulevard at a high rate of speed. It overturned near Park View Street, next to the park. The two men who died were not wearing seat belts.

A fourth person in the car was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries, and was not charged, Siggers said.

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-- Sam Quinones

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