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2 dead, 1 hurt when speeding car crashes into Boyle Heights home

2 dead, 1 hurt when speeding car crashes into Boyle Heights home

Two people who were fleeing a gunman were killed Sunday when their speeding vehicle went airborne and crashed into an unoccupied home in Boyle Heights, police and fire officials said.

A black SUV pulled up to the victims’ white sedan near the intersection of East Cesar Chavez Avenue and Echandia Street about 11 a.m. A person with a gun stepped out of the passenger side of the vehicle and shot into the car, LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado said.

The driver of the SUV then fled west on Cesar Chavez, Preciado said. The driver of the sedan drove several blocks down Echandia Street at a high rate of speed before the vehicle went airborne and crashed into a home in the 1500 block of...

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