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Accident leaves 2 pedestrians dead, 1 critical [UPDATED]

March 31, 2009 |  8:58 pm


A two-car accident killed a pedestrian and critically injured two others Tuesday night, authorities said.

The collision occurred near the intersection of Fountain and La Brea avenues, on the border of Los Angeles and West Hollywood, according to d'Lisa Davies of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Davies said the accident occured at 6:24 p.m, killing a 65-year-old woman at the scene. The other pedestrians, a man and woman in their 50s, were hospitalized in critical condition, she said. The drivers of the two cars suffered minor injuries.

It was unclear if the pedestrians were struck in the street or on a sidewalk, Davies said.

Updated, 9:31 p.m.: Officials are reporting that a second woman has died as a result of the crash. Sgt. Chris Tatar of the West Hollywood sheriff's station said that a second,  unidentified woman died after being taken to a local hosptial, while a third victim, an unidentified man, remained in critical condition.

Tatar said the victims were in a pedestrian crosswalk when they were struck. At least two cars were involved, he said, and one vehicle struck the pedestrians after it collided with a second vehicle and kept on going. 

-- Julie Cart