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1 Dead, Several Hospitalized in 4-Vehicle Crash in San Pedro; Alcohol or Drugs Appear to Be Factor: LAPD

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Alcohol or drugs appeared to be a factor in a crash involving four vehicles in San Pedro that left one person dead and six others hospitalized Saturday morning, according to LAPD.

The crash occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Gaffey Street, the Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted.

A vehicle driving southbound on Gaffey was making an eastbound turn onto West 16th Street when it was struck on the passenger side by a second car traveling northbound on Gaffey, Sgt. Ybarra of the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division said.

The second vehicle also crashed into a couple of parked cars.

A male passenger in the car that was hit died at the scene, according to Ybarra. Six others were transported to various local hospitals.

Among those hospitalized, one male and one female were in critical condition, fire officials said.

According to Ybarra, alcohol or drugs appeared to be a factor in the fatal collision. It was not immediately clear whether any arrests were made, however.

LAPD offered no further details about the crash, which remained under investigation.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this story.