WEST HOLLYWOOD—Two people were killed after authorities attempted to stop a man in a Chevrolet Camaro at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Argyle Avenue in Hollywood, just before 2 a.m. on Monday, December 28, 2015, according to a KTLA news report .
The Camaro allegedly sped off and collided with a Metropolitan Transportation Authority driver at the 6000 block of West Hollywood, killing both people.
The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Willie Toy, a custodial worker and chairman of the board at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Cb hurch. According to news reports, Toy was found dead at the scene when his vehicle immediately bursted into flames after colliding with the Camaro.
Kara Finnstrom of CBS2 indicated on Twitter that the victim was “likely on his way to clean the subway station when the crash occurred.
The man driving the Camaro has been identified as 29-year old, Oscar Chavez, who was transported to the hospital, in critical condition where he later died from his injuries, according to NBC Los Angeles. A woman traveling with Chavez is said to be cooperating with the police, according to CBS news.
The driver was traveling at an “extraordinarily ‘unsafe’ speed. We are investigating this as a possible DUI collision,” states Lieutenant, David Ferry of LAPD.
The LAPD informed Canyon News that no additional information about the victims have been released to the public.
A preliminary investigation concludes that the driver of the Camaro failed to yield to the officers, during a routine traffic stop. The vehicle sped away and crashed into the van.
The LAPD closed Hollywood Boulevard at Gower Street for an undisclosed amount of time as they completed their investigation.