LOCAL : Panorama City Crash Is Fatal

From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports

A speeding motorist whose car was being chased by police was killed when his car crashed into three parked vehicles in a Panorama City neighborhood early this morning, Los Angeles police said.

The pursuit began about 3:30 a.m. near Kester Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard when police spotted the speeding car. The chase, which lasted about three minutes, ended when the motorist's car slammed into three parked cars and the driver was ejected. Police estimate that the driver was traveling at about 80 m.p.h.

The motorist, who died at Panorama Community Hospital, had not been identified by late morning, police said. Police cars were not involved in the crash.

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