Two Killed in Violent Crash in Pico Rivera; Man, 21, Investigated for Possible DUI: Sheriff’s Department

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Two people were killed in a violent crash on a Pico Rivera street Monday morning that also left a 21-year-old man seriously injured, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Two cars were involved in a crash in Pico Rivera on July 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Two cars were involved in a crash in Pico Rivera on July 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The two-car collision occurred shortly after 4 a.m. in the 5500 block of Paramount Boulevard, according to a watch commander with the department's Pico Rivera Station.

Wreckage and debris was strewn across all lanes of Paramount, sky5 footage showed. The street was blocked off with orange cones and police tape hours after the deadly collision occurred.

The victims were not immediately identified, with the watch commander saying only that one was born in 1957 and the other in 1951.

A 21-year-old driver was transported to County USC Medical Center with serious injuries to the lower part of his body, according to the Sheriff's Department.

He was being investigated for possible DUI but has not been charged, the watch commander said.

The roadway was later reopened after the scene was cleaned up.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.


KTLA's Mark Kono and Steve Bien contributed to this story.