Deadly Crash Blocks Metro Blue Line Tracks in Downtown L.A.

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A 34-year-old man was killed and three women injured Saturday when two cars collided on the tracks of the Metro Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.


Rescue crews work to free the victims from the wreckage, Los Angeles, Feb. 15, 2014. (Credit: LoudLabs)

The collision occurred at the intersection of South Flower Street and West Pico Boulevard around 2:45 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A silver Chevy T-boned a red sedan during the collision, the LAPD said.

The crash happened on the tracks of the Metro Blue Line that run parallel to the street.

The wreckage blocked train traffic for several hours until the cars were towed away.

Investigators believe alcohol may have been a factor.

“Both the drivers of these vehicles have been transported to a hospital, in which we’ve determined that both of them had been drinking prior to this traffic collision,” said Det. Michael Kaden of the LAPD Central Traffic Division.

The man who died was a passenger in the red car, police said.

The three injured women were all described as being in their 20s or 30s.

They were taken to an area hospital in unknown conditions.

The exact cause of the crash remained under investigation. Police said no arrests had been made.

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