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Grisly Corvette crash in Van Nuys; 4 killed

May 6, 2010 |  8:13 am

Four people were killed early Thursday when a sports car crashed near Van Nuys airport, police said.

The yellow 2007 Chevy Corvette was traveling at high speeds when it hit a guard rail on Roscoe Boulevard shortly after midnight, said Officer Gregory Baek of the Los Angeles Police Department. The car skidded several hundred feet, crossed some railway tracks and came to rest upside down, he said.

The bodies of two men and a woman were found scattered around the car, he said. It was not immediately clear whether they were passengers or pedestrians.

A fourth body, found pinned inside the vehicle, was believed to be that of the driver, Baek said. He could not say whether it was a man or a woman.

The crash left car and body parts scattered along a half-mile stretch of Roscoe Boulevard, according to news reports from the scene.

Police closed Roscoe Boulevard between Hayvenhurst Avenue and Balboa Boulevard. The crash was not expected to delay Metrolink, Baek said.

-- Alexandra Zavis

Photo: Police investigate the scene where a Corvette was involved in a single-car accident that killed four people in the early-morning hours Thursday.  Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times