Emergency responders found one person dead at the scene of a two-vehicle collision at a major intersection just south of the 105 Freeway, authorities said.
Four others were injured in the Hawthorne crash when an SUV hit a minivan at the intersection of El Segundo and Crenshaw boulevards at about 3:30 a.m., said a Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor.
One of the three minivan passengers died, Hawthorne police said.
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The SUV, carrying two people, rear-ended the minivan which was stopped at the intersection, police said. It was unclear if alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.
"They'll test all the parties involved in regards to any alcohol, drugs on board," said Hawthorne Sgt. Chris Port.