[08-23-2021] Los Angeles County, CA – Pedestrian Killed, Five Others Injured After a Fatal Crash in North Wilmington

A female pedestrian was killed while five others were injured after a deadly crash in Wilmington on Monday morning, August 23.

[08-23-2021] Los Angeles County, CA - Pedestrian Killed, Five Others Injured After a Fatal Crash in North WilmingtonThe fatal accident happened in the 1000 block of North Wilmington Boulevard at around 10:50 a.m. A white Toyota reportedly ran a red light and T-boned a black Chevrolet Tahoe. This then caused the Chevrolet to lose control and hit a woman that was crossing the street.

The female pedestrian sustained fatal injuries. She was rushed to an area hospital but was unfortunately later pronounced dead. Five other people were injured in the mishap. They were all taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Their identities and condition have not been disclosed. No arrests have been made at the moment. Information about the crash is limited at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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