Two people were killed Friday when a motorist who was allegedly fleeing from an attempted traffic stop sped into a South Los Angeles intersection and slammed into the vehicle they were in.
Paramedics were sent to the 200 block of West Manchester Avenue about 4:15 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A man and a woman, both in their 30s, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Their names were withheld, pending notification of their relatives.
A man about 20 years old was arrested, the LAPD reported. His name was also not released.
Police told reporters at the scene the suspect was driving a Cadillac in the area when officers tried to stop the motorist for allegedly speeding. The driver, however, fled from police and into the intersection, allegedly through a red light, and slammed into a BMW, killing both occupants of that vehicle. The crash also involved two other vehicles, police said.
The allegedly speeding driver was taken into custody. According to reports from the scene, he and as many as two other people were in the Cadillac and unsuccessfully tried to flee on foot following the crash.