Police are investigating a violent crash that left a woman dead in South Los Angeles early Friday morning.
Police received a call about 12:50 a.m. reporting a multi-vehicle collision near the intersection of South Broadway and West 43rd Street, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Jake Bushey said.
Investigators determined that one of the vehicles was at a stop on Broadway when it was rear-ended by another vehicle traveling northbound on the street, Bushey said.
Both vehicles careened into some unoccupied parked vehicles after the initial collision.
A woman who was in the stopped vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash, Bushey said.
The driver of the pickup truck was hospitalized in critical condition.
“At this point we have no reason to believe that street racing was involved and it’s too early to tell if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision,” Bushey said.
Both drivers were alone in their vehicles.
The victim’s family members identified her to KTLA as 34-year-old Nicole Foster. Police had initially described her as being 43 years old.
“It just hurts. It’s like it’s unreal,” her brother, who did not want his named identified, said. “[She] always put me on the right path.”
A portion of South Broadway was closed during the investigation.