2-Car Sylmar Crash Leaves One Dead, Police Say

A woman driving a black Toyota sedan died after running a red light and hitting another car in Sylmar Sunday morning, police said.

A 19-year-old man at the wheel of the impacted car, a Dodge Challenger, was injured in the crash, according to a Los Angeles Police Department detective. That man may have been driving intoxicated.

The crash at Foothill Boulevard and Polk Street, adjacent to the 210 Freeway, was reported at about 6:40 a.m., police said. Police closed that portion of Foothill Boulevard.

Witnesses saw the driver of the Dodge Challenger try to walk away from the scene of the crash but was held by bystanders, according to LAPD Detective Bill Bustos.

Police are searching for more witnesses, including two women who were handing out religious pamphlets at the 7-Eleven on the corner, Bustos said.

Others saw the women give aid to the two drivers; they apparently spoke to the woman who died, Bustos said. They apparently left after paramedics arrived.

This story has been corrected from its original version to reflect the correct spelling of Detective Bustos' name.

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