One person was killed and another seriously injured Sunday morning when their speeding car smashed into a parked flatbed truck on rain-slick Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, police said.
The driver, who police said appeared to have been drinking, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. Theodore Glennon, 27, of Long Beach was free on $5,000 bail Sunday.
Glennon told police he and two friends were heading north on Sepulveda near Valley Heart Drive at 3:05 a.m. when his car was cut off by another car. He said he applied his brakes and swerved into the truck, which was loaded with 3,000 pounds of rubbish, police said.
Police said Glennon was speeding at the time of the collision, but they had not determined how fast he was going.
One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he was in critical condition.
The two passengers were not identified Sunday.