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1 killed, 3 hurt when stolen van crashes on LA interstate

August 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a minivan that fled from a traffic stop crashed and caught fire on a Los Angeles interstate, killing a woman and seriously injuring three other people inside.

The California Highway Patrol says police in Culver City pulled over the Honda Odyssey for a moving violation early Thursday — but as officers approached the van, it sped off.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle until they came upon the scene of the single-vehicle crash near an off-ramp of northbound Interstate 405. Three people were pulled from the minivan, which had erupted in flames. They are hospitalized with serious injuries.

A woman died at the scene.

Culver City police Lt. Aubrey Kellum says officials later found out the minivan was stolen.

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