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Saturday, October 7, 2017

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Fatal Traffic Collision NR17296sr

Northridge: On October 06, 2017, around 10:55 p.m., a silver BMW/340i was traveling eastbound Lassen Street at a high rate of speed with another dark colored sedan. The driver of the silver BMW lost control of his vehicle east of Balboa Boulevard, it traveled in a northeast direction on the westbound lanes of Lassen Street and collided with a light standard on the north side of Lassen Street. The BMW continued traveling in a northeast direction and collided with a tree on the north side of Lassen Street east of Balboa Boulevard. The collision caused the BMW to become engulfed in flames.

The other dark colored sedan possibly black was last seen traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound Balboa Boulevard without stopping.

A total of four occupants that were inside the silver BMW died instantly from injuries sustained. Two of the four occupants have been identified as Amanda Alfar from Panorama City, and Leena Ammari from Van Nuys. The other two occupants names have not been released pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective II Lisset Fuentes at (818) 644-8029or Detective I P. Rivera at (818) 644-8036. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.