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1 Killed, 1 Injured in Los Angeles Crash

Rachel Moody2 years ago

One person has died and another has been seriously injured after their vehicle crashed into freeway construction in Los Angeles site last Saturday. 

The incident caused structural damage and road closures. 

About the Fatal L.A. Crash

About 2:02 a.m., a 2007 Red Dodge Magnum reportedly slammed into temporary supports that were holding up an in-progress overpass at the 5 and 710 freeways in Commerce. The vehicle had been traveling northbound on the 5 Freeway approaching the 710 Freeway transition. 

According to the L.A. Times, the driver left the roadway and proceeded through the raised gore point of the I-5 northbound to the I-710 northbound transition road. 

As a result of the impact, a combination of wood and metal framing material collapsed onto the vehicle.  The car had been traveling at an unknown speed. 

The driver has been identified as Jose Antonio Garcia, 34, of Compton.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

His passenger was a 23-year-old Los Angeles man who was hospitalized with moderate injuries. The passenger’s name has not been released. 

National Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2012 – up 3.3 percent from the 32,479 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • An additional 2,362,000 people sustained injuries, marking a 6.5 percent increase from 2011.
  • Of those killed:

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