South Los Angeles

Driver of Stolen Car Strikes and Kills Man Walking in Florence-Graham Crosswalk

The victim was thrown through the windshield of the Toyota Avalon in the South Los Angeles neighborhood crash.

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A man walking in a crosswalk was killed when a woman driving a stolen car crashed early Thursday in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.

The driver of the car was taken into custody following the deadly crash at Florence and Central avenues in the Florence-Graham area. The victim, a man in his 20s, was thrown onto the hood and through the windshield of the 2002 Toyota Avalon, police said.

The 41-year-old driver was arrested at the scene, where at least three parked cars were damaged in the crash. One car ended up on its side.

The cars were towed from the crash scene Thursday morning.

Police had been in pursuit of the car earlier, but officers backed off and used a police helicopter to track the car. Officers were about four blocks away at the time the car crashed.

Authorities are looking for witnesses.

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