A woman was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter for allegedly running a red light Sunday in South Los Angeles and triggering a three-vehicle crash that killed a female motorist, a police sergeant said.
The crash occurred about 3:45 a.m. in the area of Century Boulevard and Olive Street, said Sgt. Philip Ibarra of the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division.
The motorist, a woman in her 30s, failed to stop for a red light while going northbound on Olive Street at Century Boulevard and struck two vehicles, Ibarra said.
One of those two vehicles struck a light signal and the motorist in that vehicle was ejected from her car. She died at the scene, he said.
The motorist who initiated the crash was sent to an area hospital with complaints of pain, he said.
Other charges might be pending because police believe she was driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs, Ibarra said.