SUV driver crashes into bus stop in Compton, kills person sleeping on bench


The driver of an SUV ran into and killed a person sleeping on a bus bench in Compton Thursday morning, according to authorities.

The driver was traveling east at about 2:30 a.m. on Rosecrans Avenue through Thorson Avenue before hitting a curb and veering off the road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The car then hit a fire hydrant and a bus stop bench, where an unhoused woman was sleeping, authorities said. The vehicle came to a stop after hitting a tree.


The woman on the bench died from her injuries at the scene, according to the sheriff’s department. The passenger of the car was hospitalized. Sheriff’s officials did not identify the driver.

KTLA reported that the male driver was detained. The crash is under investigation and the cause of the collision is unknown.