The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a home in Hancock Park was killed, and the crash sparked a fire in an attached garage, nearby vegetation and in the attic of the house that burned for about 30 minutes before being extinguished by firefighters Friday morning.
Crews responded about 11:35 p.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Rimpau Boulevard, near Third Street, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Knockdown was called about 12:10 a.m., Prange said.
The vehicle slammed into the bedroom of a home.
“A little girl was in a bedroom and stepped out of that room, otherwise this could have been a real tragedy,” LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling told reporters at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, Prange said.
A skid mark in excess of 300 feet was visible on Third Street in the area of the crash, Wendling said.
The name of the victim was not disclosed.