A combination of alcohol and high speed may have caused the hit-and-run crash that killed one man, left another man on life support and seriously injured a third person, police said today.
The crash occurred about 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Central and Gage avenues, said investigators at the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division.
Armando Aceves, 47, of Covina, was westbound in his 2004 Honda Accord when he was struck from behind by a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo and suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Monte Carlo fled the scene on foot, leaving two injured passengers, investigators said.
Luigi Velasquez and Amado Marcial, both 20 and from Los Angeles, were transported to hospitals in critical condition, investigators said.
Velasquez is currently on life support, said Sgt. Mike Flynn of Central Traffic Division.
LAPD Central Traffic detectives were searching for the hit-and-run driver.
Anyone with information on this crash or the whereabouts of the driver of the Monte Carlo that fled the scene was asked to call the LAPD's Central Traffic Division at (213) 972-1853. All tips can be made anonymously.