The driver who survived the flaming crash of his Jaguar near Reseda had a surprise for responding firefighters: He told them he had stabbed his wife in the neck an hour earlier and she was dead.
He later had a surprise of his own, as the bloody stabbing did not kill his wife and she was hospitalized in stable condition.
The Lake Balboa crash was reported about 6 p.m. Saturday at Victory Boulevard and Odessa Avenue, according to Los Angeles Police Sgt. David Delgado.
The Jaguar violently rear-ended another vehicle and both drivers were taken to hospitals with injuries, Delgado said.
Neither vehicle had any passengers.
After the Jaguar rear-ended the other vehicle, the Jaguar burst into flames. The force of the crash crumpled the other vehicle’s rear end almost to the front seat and it rolled over onto the sidewalk.
The man in the Jaguar reportedly told firefighters he had killed his wife in the 2300 block of La Salle Avenue in the Adams-Normandie section of Los Angeles, according to a witness.
And, in fact, a woman was stabbed in the throat at 4:45 p.m. on that block.
The woman was hospitalized with stable vital signs and her spouse was the suspect assailant.
— City News Service