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1 killed in Southeast L.A. crash; 3 hurt in dive off PCH in Malibu

December 4, 2011 |  7:58 am

One person died in a crash on Interstate 5 in Southeast Los Angeles early Sunday after a car went off the road and down an embankment.

The single-vehicle crash, which occurred just south of Rosecrans Avenue, was reported at 3:48 a.m. The car left the road and rolled, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs. One of the vehicle's occupants was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was injured. The CHP incident log showed that someone was trapped in the vehicle, Jacobs said, but he could provide no other information.

Elsewhere, in an incident in Malibu on Saturday night, three people were seriously injured after a car went over a cliff on Pacific Coast Highway.

That crash took place around 9 p.m. just west of John Tyler Drive, said Malibu sheriff's station Sgt. Vivian May. The car, which City News Service reported to be a dark-colored BMW, with two women and a man inside, plunged into a ravine. 

Two of the vehicle's occupants were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center and the third was transported by ambulance. May had no further information on the circumstances of the crash or the condition of the victims.

-- Abby Sewell