The coroner’s office has released the names of a man and woman killed Sunday when a speeding motorist in a black Tesla ran a red light and struck a Honda Civic.
Maria Nieves-Lopez, 39, was a Lynwood resident and Gilberto Alcazar-Lopez, 40, lived in Rancho Dominguez, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.
It was not immediately clear if or how the two were related.
The two occupants inside the Tesla, a man and a woman, were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Cervantes.
The crash occurred near Artesia Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. Paramedics were dispatched to the location at 12:39 a.m., according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.
The man driving the black Tesla exited the westbound Gardena (91) Freeway at a high rate of speed and ran a red light, striking the Honda Civic, Cervantes said.
According to sources at the scene, the Honda was going west on Artesia Boulevard and was struck on the driver’s side by the Tesla, which was south on Vermont Avenue.
An investigation is ongoing.
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