Authorities Thursday identified a motorist who was killed in a crash involving another motorist who was being chased by Gardena police.
Phillip Barragan, 64, died at the scene of the crash that happened about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday at Artesia Boulevard and Western Avenue, according to the coroner’s office and the Gardena Police Department.
Dalton Bolinas, 19, of Torrance was treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries.
Bolinas was arrested and booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence and grand theft auto, said Gardena police Lt. Chris Cuff.
“Officers from the Gardena Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1400 block of Artesia Boulevard,” Cuff said.
“As the officers approached the vehicle on foot, it suddenly fled westbound at a high rate of speed, ultimately colliding with another motorist at the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Western Avenue,” Cuff said.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Gardena police Detective Young Choi at 310-217-9635, or Investigator Jose Zamudio at 310-217-6189.
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