Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A three-vehicle crash in a Pico Rivera intersection killed one person and injured four others, authorities said Monday.

The crash at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Paramount Boulevard was reported about 8 p.m. Sunday, said Miguel Ornelas, dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and four others were taken to hospitals, he said.

“It appears one driver ran a red light,” said Sgt. D. Nichiporuk of the Sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. That driver’s vehicle was northbound on Paramount Boulevard at Slauson Avenue, then hit a vehicle eastbound on Slauson, causing it to go into the westbound lanes and collide with a westbound vehicle.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle, which was involved in two collisions, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Nichiporuk said.

The vehicle whose driver ran a red light rolled over, trapping the driver, the sergeant said. He was extricated and transported to a hospital for treatment.

An investigation was underway.

—City News Service

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