WEST HOLLYWOOD—A 22-year-old woman was killed and 3 others were injured in West Hollywood on Thursday, October 27 when the vehicle they were in spun out of control and overturned, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station.
The vehicle, a 2004 two-door Infiniti G35—was traveling at least 80 miles per hour westbound on Fountain Avenue when it sideswiped a parked BMW – causing the vehicle spin out of control, collide with a concrete light pole, crash into a fence and then flip upside down, according to sheriff’s deputies.
Emergency responders arrived on scene—near Stanley and Fountain avenues—at approximately 11:55 p.m., Lt. Daren Diviak of the Sheriff’s West Hollywood station told Canyon News.
Nicole Teresa Alas, 22, of Montebello, an East Los Angeles College student, was ejected from the passenger seat of the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Los Angeles County Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The other passengers were transported to a nearby hospital, where two of them are listed in critical condition and one is listed in serious condition. All three passengers were later confirmed to be in stable condition.
Fountain Avenue was closed between Spaulding and Curson Avenues while a cleanup operation was underway – drivers were encouraged to avoid the area. Roads were reopened to motorists just before 6 a.m.
Authorities are waiting on toxicology reports to determine whether or not the accident was the result of DUI. The crash is still under investigation and no other details were immediately available.