Los Angeles Accident News

Fatal crash shuts down stretch of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood

One person was killed after crashing into a utility pole in West Hollywood on Thursday morning, shutting down a stretch of Sunset Boulevard. The single-car crash happened at Sunset and Larrabee Street, said Sgt. Lance Eddins of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The crash closed Sunset between San Vicente Boulevard and Horn Avenue. That stretch will be closed until 2 p.m., according to…



Driver arrested after Whittier rollover crash kills high school student

Police arrested a 19-year-old on suspicion of drunk driving, after a car he was driving lost control in Whittier and rolled over, killing a high school student inside. Daniel Vasquez was released from the hospital Tuesday, taken to jail and booked on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, Whittier police said. Police said the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 8400 block…


Energy titan Aubrey McClendon dies in single-car crash a day after being indicted

Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed when he drove his sport utility vehicle “straight into a wall” in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, police said, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma. Police Capt. Paco Balderrama said McClendon, co-founder of Chesapeake Energy and a part-owner…



Northbound 710 Freeway lanes reopened after fatal crash

All lanes of the northbound 710 Freeway were reopened at Rosecrans Avenue after a fatal collision involving a motorcycle. The crash was first reported at 12:40 a.m. near the Rosecrans offramp, said California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada. See the most-read stories this hour >> The motorcyclist was killed in the crash, CHP said. As of 5:30 a.m., three lanes were reopened. The other…


2 LAPD officers injured in rollover crash in San Fernando Valley

Two Los Angeles police officers and another man were injured early Sunday in a traffic collision in the San Fernando Valley that also damaged four parked cars, authorities said. The collision was reported about 2:30 a.m. on Sepulveda Boulevard near Plummer Street in North Hills, according to LAPD Officer J. Rice of the Valley Traffic Division. Police believe a driver struck an LAPD sport…


Judge dismisses suit against Porsche in crash that killed actor Paul Walker

The argument that a vehicle malfunction, and not excessive speed, led to the 2013 crash that claimed the life of “The Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker was dealt a blow when a judge dismissed one of three wrongful-death suits filed against Porsche, court records show. The suit was brought by Kristine Rodas, whose husband, Roger, was driving a Porsche Carrera GT when…