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Woman, 20, Killed in Head-On Crash in Van Nuys

Woman, 20, Killed in Head-On Crash in Van Nuys

File photo of police tape. (Andri Tambunan/AFP via Getty Images)

City News Service

City News Service

7/16/2023

Updated: 7/16/2023

VAN NUYS, Calif.—A 20-year-old woman was killed July 16 when a wrong-way vehicle driven by a possibly impaired motorist slammed head-on into another vehicle on a Van Nuys street, authorities said.
Three other people—including a child—were injured in the crash, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Paramedics rushed them to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately available.
The crash was reported at 3:18 a.m. Sunday at Saticoy Street and Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
A westbound vehicle crossed into eastbound lanes on Saticoy and crashed into the vehicle in which the woman was a front-seat passenger, causing it to hit a power pole, an LAPD dispatcher said. The woman died at the scene.
The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was detained on suspicion of DUI, the LAPD said.
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