Two people were killed and three others injured in a collision in Sun Valley that may have been the result of street racing and a man who walked away from the scene was sought Saturday morning by authorities.
The collision was reported at 7:10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Lankershim Boulevard, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
A Dodge Charger traveling southbound on San Fernando Road collided with a Toyota Corolla making a left turn, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“They (investigators) are not exactly sure what the cause of the collision is,” Detective Meghan Aguilar of the Los Angeles Police Department said. “But from talking with witnesses, speed will have played a factor in this and it possibly involves street racing between that white Dodge Charger and another dark sedan, which is not here at scene.”
Witnesses also told police they saw a man running from the crash toward some nearby railroad tracks.
“Investigators are really hopeful with the witnesses they have that were out here and what they’re hoping to find on potential surveillance footage that they’ll be able to identify whether that individual was the driver or is not the driver,” Aguilar said.
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, Prange said. The ages and genders of the deceased were not available.
Three other people — two women ages 21 and 25 who were in serious condition and another patient who was in fair condition, were taken to trauma centers, Prange said.
Details about the age and gender of the third injured patient were not immediately available.
Rescuers used power tools to free the victims, according to KCAL9.
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