One dead in head-on collision with DUI suspect who left the traffic stop in Gardena – NBC Los Angeles

A DUI suspect who fled a traffic stop crashed into another car at a nearby intersection, killing his driver in a head-on accident Tuesday night in Gardena.

The accident was reported at around 10:30 pm, near the intersection of Avenida Artesia and Western Avenue. It happened shortly after the police stopped a reckless driver.

The driver left the traffic stop at high speed when police officers approached and crashed into a sedan, police said. The driver of the sedan, identified as a man in his 60s, died at the scene.

Details of the victim’s identity were not immediately available.

A 19-year-old man – the driver of the other car – was arrested on suspicion of DUI, car theft, evasion and wrongful death. He was hospitalized, but details about his condition were not immediately available.

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