LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 37-year-old man was killed and eight people, including four children, were injured Sunday when an SUV fleeing a previous crash ran a red light and collided with a minivan in Los Angeles, authorities said.
The Toyota Sienna minivan landed upside-down and badly crushed with multiple people ejected. The four children — three siblings and a family friend whose ages range from 4 to 12 — were all in the van along with three adults, one of which was killed.
One woman and one man were in the Toyota 4Runner SUV, which was speeding away from the scene of a previous accident when the collision occurred about 11:40 a.m., police Sgt. Frank Preciado said.
Helicopters flew some of the children to hospitals, and ground ambulances took the other patients to emergency rooms.
The man who was killed was declared dead at a hospital, police said.
The Fire Department said just after the crash that as many as eight people may have been critically injured, but hours later there was no further information on their status.
Details on the previous crash were not immediately available. Police have not announced any arrests from either crash.
Earlier Sunday, in an unrelated crash that was only about a mile away, two Los Angeles police officers and another man were injured when their vehicles collided. All three were expected to survive.