Erin Myers
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Erin Myers is a reporter for the KTLA 5 Morning News.


Recent Articles
  • LAPD was investigating a shooting in South Los Angeles that left one man dead on Oct. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead, Multiple Injured After 2 Shootings in South L.A.; No Arrests Made

    An investigation was underway Saturday after one person was killed and three others were wounded in two separate shootings in South Los Angeles, police said. The fatal shooting occurred near the intersection of West 84th Street and South Hoover Street just before 12:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Eddy Lewis, 28, was dropping off his friend when a gunman opened fire, according to an LAPD news release. His vehicle went a short distance before it stopped against […]

  • Rafael Ramirez's family left this photo of the 10-year-old boy at a memorial in Anaheim. He was killed in a suspected DUI crash Oct. 18, 2014.

    Man Arrested After Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim Leaves Boy, 10, Dead

    A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a 10-year-old boy died and four of his family members were in critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash in Anaheim. The collision occurred about 11:58 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of North Euclid Street and West La Palma Avenue (map), said Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. Two parents and three children were in a Toyota Camry that was stopped at a red light in a […]

  • Sara Stelzer, a San Diego State University student from Moorpark, died after contracting meningitis, family members said.

    ‘Vibrant’ SDSU Student From Moorpark Brain Dead After Contracting Meningitis

    Friends and loved ones on Friday were mourning a San Diego State University freshman from Moorpark who was left brain dead after contracting meningococcal meningitis. The 18-year-old woman, identified by friends and the university as Sara Stelzer, was admitted to a San Diego hospital Tuesday morning with flu-like symptoms, according to a statement from the county Health & Human Services Agency. San Diego State officials issued the following statement of condolence on the passing of the teenager: “We are deeply saddened […]

  • A California Highway Patrol car and two vehicles crashed at a Compton intersection on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Patrol Car, 2 Vehicles Crash in Compton; 4 Sustain Minor Injuries

    Four people sustained minor injuries when a California Highway Patrol car and two vehicles collided in a Compton intersection early Sunday morning, causing one car to slam into a brick wall. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. at the intersection of West Alondra Boulevard and North Wilmington Avenue (map), officials said. A preliminary investigation found a red-light violation may have caused the crash. A third car became involved when one of the two original vehicles that collided deflected and crashed into it, CHP […]

  • One person died after a vehicle overturned on the 110 Freeway in South L.A. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Flees After Vehicle Overturns on South L.A. Freeway; 1 Dead

    Officials were searching for a driver who fled the scene of a single-vehicle crash that left one man dead and two women injured after a car overturned on the southbound 110 Freeway in the Florence area of South Los Angeles, causing a SigAlert to be issued Saturday. Reports that a person was ejected from a crash north of West Manchester Avenue were made to the California Highway Patrol around 5:48 a.m., Sgt. Jeff Briggs said. A Hispanic man who appeared to be around […]

  • A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street Friday night in South Los Angeles. (Credit: KTLA News)

    56-Year-Old Woman Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver in South Los Angeles

    A 56-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street Friday night in South Los Angeles. It happened around 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 63rd Street, according to Officer Nuria Vanegas with the Los Angeles Police Department. It was not known if the woman was in a crosswalk when she was struck. The hit-and-run driver’s car was described as a dark black or blue 4-door vehicle with blue and yellow paper […]

  • A car crashed on an embankment after veering off the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Five teenagers were killed and another was seriously injured, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Driver in Fiery I-5 Crash in Irvine Didn’t Have a License; 5 Others Killed

    Five teenage passengers were killed and a 16-year-old driver who did not have a license was severely injured early Saturday morning when a car veered off the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine and crashed on an embankment, authorities said. The collision, which occurred about 2:15 a.m. just north of Alton Parkway (map), caused a quarter-acre brush fire, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority. Officers were initially unable to approach the four-door BMW sedan because it was […]

  • A woman drinks from a fountain in Woodland Hills on Sept. 14, 2014, the day an excessive heat warning was issued by the National Weather Service. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fall Heat Wave: High Temperatures to Blanket SoCal Through Weekend

    Officials Friday urged Southern California residents to drink plenty of fluids and help conserve electricity as a fall heat wave was expected to bring triple-digit temperatures and low humidity to the region. Meanwhile, firefighters were on alert as a red flag warning was issued for parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Scorching temperatures were forecast to blanket the Southland through the weekend, peaking on Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service said. Highs will reach between 98 and 106 […]

  • A Los Angeles County Fire Department vehicle is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters on Alert Amid High Heat, Drought Conditions

    Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert Thursday amid triple-digit temperatures and ongoing drought conditions. The summer-like weather was expected to continue through the weekend, with the hottest days likely to be on Friday and Saturday. Widespread triple digit heat was forecast inland with some coastal areas even soaring well into the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. People were urged to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours if possible. Dry conditions and offshore breezes were expected to […]