Two innocent people were killed when a vehicle fled from a traffic stop in the Florence neighborhood of Los Angeles Friday morning.
Police were conducting the stop for a speeding vehicle around 4:15 a.m. when the driver decided to leave the scene, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said.
The fleeing driver apparently ran a red light and collided with multiple vehicles, including a big rig, in the intersection of West Manchester Boulevard and South Broadway a short time later.
Two people, described only as a man and a woman, were killed when their vehicle was struck by the fleeing suspects as they were driving through the intersection, the spokesperson said.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed one vehicle partially covered by a police canopy at the scene. A big rig and two other damaged vehicles were also visible.
Three male suspects who were inside the fleeing vehicle then ran from the crash site, the spokesperson said.
They were later found and taken into custody.
Another person was injured in the crash but was not taken to the hospital.
The intersection was closed during the investigation.