Police Search for 3rd Vehicle Involved in Chatsworth Crash That Killed 2, Injured Girl and Man

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The scene of a collision in Chatsworth on Feb. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The scene of a collision in Chatsworth on Feb. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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Update: Officials released new details on the crash, including the ages of the victims, on Monday. An updated story is here

Police are searching for a third car involved in a crash in Chatsworth that killed two people, critically injured a 13-year-old girl and wounded a man who was left trapped inside one of the cars Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The car authorities are searching for was described by Detective Lisset Fuentes as a gray sedan, which a witness told police hit one of the other cars in the collision.

A gray Infiniti was traveling southbound on De Soto when it collided with a white Toyota Avalon about 3:33 p.m. in the 9500 block of North De Soto Avenue, authorities said. The Avalon was going northbound on De Soto and was about to make a left turn onto Plummer Street.

Two passengers in the Avalon — a man in his 50s and a woman in her 30s — were pronounced dead at the scene.

The teenage victim was sitting in the back seat of the Avalon, and Fuentes described her as "very critical" nearly three hours after the collision.

Meanwhile, the single occupant in the Infiniti had to be extricated from the car by first responders, an effort Fuentes said took 30 to 40 minutes. He has been described as a man in his 30s.

Witnesses told police one of the drivers appeared to be driving fast, Fuentes said, although no possible causes have been determined or ruled out.

"Right now, we’re still at the beginning stages of the investigation," Fuentes said.

She said De Soto would remain blocked off as authorities investigate the scene.

Video of the scene showed a silver sedan with its hood smashed open, missing doors and the front exterior of the car completely ripped off.

No other details about the crash have been released.

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