Hit-and-Run, 5-Car Crash Kills 1 in California

November 15, 2017 Updated: November 15, 2017    

One person was killed and another person severely injured in a hit-and-run crash in Torrance, California.

The crash took place near Del Amo and Hawthorne boulevards around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, according to ABC7.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Two people are in custody, as police believe it was a hit-and-run.

“The driver and a passenger from the SUV immediately fled the scene on foot, while a remaining passenger remained trapped inside the vehicle,” Torrance Police Department Sgt. Ronald Harris said, MyNewsLa.com reported. “Assisting officers later located the two subjects that fled scene within close proximity” and arrested them, he added.

He said a speeding Chevrolet SUV that was driving recklessly sideswiped a vehicle, causing the SUV to careen over the center divider and into oncoming traffic.

According to NBC Los Angeles, five cars collided, overturning one and totaling at least three others.

A man who was ejected from the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. Bystanders rushed to help another passenger in the SUV who was trapped inside, according to the Daily Breeze.

“I suppose he was not wearing a seatbelt,” witness David Rodriguez said, referring to the ejected passenger. “He came flying out of the vehicle.”

The intersection was closed for much of the day but later reopened.

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