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Three die in South Central smashup
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated August 29, 1988 reads, "Authorities inspect what's left of a van that ran a red light at 65 mph and slammed into a Cadillac this morning. The collision in South Central Los Angeles claimed the lives of the van's driver and the Cadillac's driver and passenger. Two other people whose cars were hit in the collision at Broadway and El Segundo Boulevard were slightly hurt, authorities said." Photograph caption dated August 30, 1988 reads, "Little remains of a van whose 18-year-old driver sped through a red light at the intersection of Broadway and El Segundo boulevards yesterday, causing a four-car crash that killed three people and injured two others, authorities said. Teresa Avila, behind the wheel of the van, died in the collision, along with Anna, 38, and Maria Turrey, 32, both of L.A." This location is in the unincorporated Los Angeles County community of Willowbrook.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Sheriff's Department--Employees
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles County
Traffic accident victims--California--Los Angeles County
Traffic fatalities--California--Los Angeles County
Debris--California--Los Angeles County
Vans--California--Los Angeles County
Cadillac automobile
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles County
Police--California--Los Angeles County
Fire engines--California--Los Angeles County
Streets--California--Los Angeles County
Unincorporated areas--California--Los Angeles County
Willowbrook (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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