Metro worker killed in crash after driver flees Hollywood traffic stop
Two men were killed in a fiery crash early Monday after a driver fled from a police traffic stop in Hollywood and crashed into a Metro van, authorities said.
The crash at Hollywood Boulevard and Gower Street occurred just before 2 a.m., police said.
A patrol unit had pulled over a silver Chevrolet Camaro around 1:30 a.m., and an officer was questioning a passenger outside the car when the driver took off, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Tony Im.
The crash occurred roughly half a mile from where the Camaro driver sped off, and caused the van to burst into flames. The Metro employee, identified as a man in his 50s, died at the scene.
The Camaro driver was taken to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead. Police said it was not clear why he took off from the traffic stop.
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