One person was killed and two others were in critical condition Wednesday evening after a vehicle lost control and slammed into a power pole, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Mike Lopez, an LAPD spokesman, said that about 5 p.m., a person driving east at a high rate of speed on Imperial Highway struck a power pole near Pershing Drive. Three people were ejected from the vehicle.
One person died at the scene, and two others were taken to a hospital.
Lopez said he did not know whether any other vehicles were involved in the accident.
No further details were available, he said.
Imperial Highway was closed in both directions between Main Street and Pershing Drive.
Police asked that drivers avoid the area, as the investigation could take several hours.