2 Dead, 2 Taken Into Custody in Chatsworth Hit-and-Run Crash

Two people died and two others were taken into custody after a hit-and-run crash in Chatsworth late Friday, officials said.

A red pick up truck remains on its side at the scene of a double fatal hit-and-run crash in Chatsworth on Oct. 7, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

A red pick up truck remains on its side at the scene of a double fatal hit-and-run crash in Chatsworth on Oct. 7, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

The crash was reported about 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of De Soto Avenue and Chatsworth Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A black Dodge Ram pick up truck struck a red pick up truck, causing the red truck to turn on its side and a man and woman were trapped inside, said LAPD Detective Bill Bustos.

He described the impact of the crash as "very violent."

The victims were eventually extricated from the truck, but were pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Keith Douglas said.

Witness Scott Ross told KTLA said he ran across the street after seeing the crash and climbed on top of the car

“When I saw that the passenger wasn’t responsive, I went to the driver’s side and the driver was caught between the concrete and the car and he was literally bleeding out,” he said.

Ross then called 911 and he said firefighters had to take apart the car to get the victims out.

A man and a woman in the black truck left the crash site and officials found them west from the scene. In video from the scene, authorities appear to conduct field sobriety tests on the suspects.  They were taken into custody and were being questioned at a police station.