Car Driven By 15-Year-Old Crashes, Woman Killed

A car driven by a 15-year-old boy rolled over on the Golden State 5 Freeway in Sun Valley Sunday, killing a 41-year-old woman passenger and injuring several other passengers.

The 15-year-old boy suffered only minor injuries, but the passenger was thrown from the vehicle and killed at the southbound freeway's Sunland Boulevard offramp at about 12:15 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said.

The car, a 2003 Honda, was going about 70 miles per hour in the number two lane when it veered right, the CHP officer said. A preliminary report that a second car was involved turned out to be incorrect, according to CHP reports.

The left front side of the car struck the light pole, and the woman was thrown out. Paramedics rushed the 41-year-old woman to Holy Cross Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

Another passenger, a 72-year-old woman, was transported to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, suffering from moderate injuries. Two other people -- a 21-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man -- suffered minor injuries and were also transported to an area hospital.

All five occupants in the Honda, including the 15-year-old motorist, were residents of Lynwood, Kimball said.

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