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3 People Killed in Violent South LA Crash, 14-Year-Old Among the Victims

The car appears to have veered off into several parked carks before crashing into the bank, according to authorities.

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Three people, including a 14-year-old, were killed in a violent crash in the Florence-Graham neighborhood of South LA Sunday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

Three victims died at the scene -- Quindien Holmes, 23, and Myshawn Logan, 14, both of Los Angeles, and another unidentified man in his 20s -- all passengers, the coroner's office reported. Two other people were taken to a hospital in minor to moderate condition.

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. in the area of S. Central Avenue and E. Florence Avenue.

Video from the scene showed firefighters around a black sedan next to a Wells Fargo Bank building.

Police found three young men dead in a violent crash in the Florence-Graham neighborhood of South LA Monday morning. Authorities say the car veered off into several parked cars and a bank. Toni Guinyard reports April 12, 2021.

The CHP collision report states that the driver of a 2007 Toyota was speeding when he lost control and crashed into a jeep. The force of the impact then caused the jeep to be pushed forward and collide with another vehicle.

The Toyota continued out of control until it crashed into a building and then a pole resulting in one of the passengers being ejected from the car, according to the CHP report.

The person who was ejected and two of the passengers in the rear seat of the Toyota died at the scene. The driver was one of the two people taken to the hospital.

Neither alcohol or drugs were a factor in this fatal collision, the report continues.

Speed appears to be a factor in the collision, according to CHP. Initially, the collision report indicated that the driver of the Toyota, a 20-year-old Hawthorne man, was arrested in connection with the deadly crash, but CHP later said retracted that and said the driver was in ICU and charges were pending.

CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said additional law enforcement officers were called to the scene to assist with a big crowd of about 100-200 people, some of whom became combative with officers.

The investigation is ongoing.

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