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L.A. stand-up comic killed by suspected drunk driver

January 5, 2012 |  9:19 am

Angelo Bowers
Angelo Bowers, a stand-up comedian and actor who performed in Los Angeles comedy clubs, was killed in a late-night Hollywood traffic collision that police say was caused by a drunk driver.

The driver caused two collisions just minutes apart, involving different vehicles on the streets of Hollywood. The second collision killed Bowers and seriously injured a friend in the car with him, fellow comedian Josh Adam Meyers, KTLA-TV reported.

A 21-year-old man driving under the influence of alcohol was involved in a hit-and-run crash near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue on Jan. 3 about 12:40 a.m., police say.

Five minutes later, the driver hit a second car at Vine and Yucca streets. The violent collision caused serious injury to both drivers of the vehicles, as well as a passenger.

Bowers was the passenger in the car struck by the alleged drunk driver and died of his injuries at a hospital several hours later. Meyers is recuperating from his injuries.

The drunk driver is expected to be booked on murder charges once his medical condition improves.


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Photo: Stand-up comedian Angelo Bowers, right, was killed in a Hollywood car crash that also seriously injured fellow comedian Josh Adam Meyers, left. Credit: KTLA-TV.