Luis Andrade Arrested after Fatal Police Pursuit Collision near Venice Boulevard Off-Ramp
CULVER CITY, CA (August 16, 2018) – A 25-year-old woman was killed early Thursday morning following a police chase crash on 405 Freeway. The deceased victim’s name and place of residence were not immediately released to the public.
As per reports, the pursuit began at about 12:55 AM near the Venice Boulevard off-ramp. Officials with the Culver City Police had pulled over the driver of a dark gray 2016 Honda Odyssey van. As the officers approached the vehicle, the driver sped away.
Moments later, the minivan lost control, crossed over the median, and slammed into a concrete barrier wall. The impact caused the vehicle to burst into flames.
A female passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders. Meanwhile, two men and another woman were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. The driver of the minivan, 26-year-old Luis Andrade of Hawthorne, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicle theft.
An investigation is ongoing, and witnesses are encouraged to cooperate by calling the CHP West Los Angeles Area office at (310) 642-3939. No additional information has been disclosed to the public at this time.
We extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victims. May she rest in peace.
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