2 suspects killed in fiery Hollywood crash


Los Angeles police say two stolen-car suspects were killed when their vehicle hit a tree and burst into flames during a high speed chase along Hollywood Boulevard.

The crash occurred at Gower Street and Bronson Avenue around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Officer Mike Lopez with the LAPD tells KPCC: “Right around 2 in the morning, Hollywood-area officers spotted a stolen vehicle, and it was a confirmed stolen vehicle… They attempted to stop the vehicle and that’s when the individuals driving the vehicle fled from the area.”

Officials say the 1993 Honda weaved erratically in and out of traffic before the crash early Sunday not far from a nightclub where revelers were gathered on a sidewalk. No pedestrians or motorists were hurt.

Lopez says the two people in the car were burned beyond recognition of age, race or gender. Coroner’s officials will attempt to identify them.

Police used a white sheet to cover the car, which was burned down to its frame.

Hollywood Boulevard between Gower Street and Bronson Avenue is closed as police investigate the crash. 

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