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Friday, November 17, 2017

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Patrol Car Involved in Fatal Traffic Collision

Boyle Heights: On Thursday, November 16, 2017, around 7:30 p.m., a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle at Whittier Boulevard and Indiana Street.

According to the Sheriff's Department, the deputies were responding to an emergency call when the collision occurred. The force of the collision caused the deputy's patrol vehicle to run off the roadway and hit three pedestrians, a mother and her two children. Both children were boys, ages seven and nine. The second car struck a third vehicle, causing injury to two additional adult pedestrians in the crosswalk.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene. One child died at scene and the other child was pronounced dead at the hospital. The mother is in critical condition. Seven people were transported to local hospitals, five with relatively minor injuries, including two Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies.

The collision is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department's Multi-disciplinary Collision Investigation Team.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding, this collision is urged to
call Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3746. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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