A 47-year-old motorist was killed in a three-vehicle crash in the Westmont community of unincorporated Los Angeles County, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.
The man, a resident of Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP reported.
His name is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin, according to the coroner’s office.
He was driving a 2007 black Saab 20T and was trying to avoid a crash triggered by the driver of a white 2007 BMW 328i who was going eastbound on 106th Street at 9:35 p.m. Saturday and failed to stop for a stop sign at Vermont Avenue.
That driver then traveled directly into the path of another white 2007 BMW going southbound on Vermont.
“The front end of the white BMW 328i traveling southbound on Vermont Avenue in the No. 2 lane, collided with the left rear of the white BMW 328i traveling eastbound on 106th Street,” according to a CHP news statement.
The driver of the black Saab 20T — traveling southbound in the number one lane on Vermont Avenue — turned his car to the left to avoid the crash between his vehicle and the two BMWs. He crashed into the concrete center median on southbound Vermont Avenue.
He then left the roadway and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another motorist, a 39-year-old man from Los Angeles, was transported to Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood with minor injuries.
No other information was available.
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