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June 9, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A tractor-trailer lost control on the Hollywood Freeway on Friday afternoon, striking two cars, killing one motorist and closing at least three northbound lanes well into the night, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The truck jackknifed at 5:40 p.m. just north of the Sherman Way exit, CHP Officer Charles Blair said. The truck hit a Lexus, then a Honda. The Honda burst into flames and its driver was killed, Blair said.
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June 2, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The driver of a sedan that ran off the road in March and killed a 77-year-old Valley Village resident was sentenced to a year in jail. Edward Brown of Panorama City pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter after losing control of his car when his brakes failed. The sedan careened onto a Sherman Oaks sidewalk, striking Nasrollah Rezaie, who was standing near a bus stop. Rezaie died shortly after the 7:15 a.m. accident.
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June 2, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 56-year-old man was struck by a car and killed Thursday night while illegally crossing a dark stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Chatsworth resident Steven Ettleson was wearing black clothing as he crossed the street just west of Whitsett Avenue. He was hit by a vehicle heading west about 11:20 p.m., Officer Morlee Watson said. The driver, a 21-year-old Sylmar man, was not charged.
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June 1, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A sport-utility vehicle carrying five teenagers overturned in Chatsworth on Thursday morning, leaving two girls in critical condition, authorities said. The youths were riding in a Ford Expedition when it rolled over several times on private property near 11100 Browns Canyon Road about 2:25 a.m., said Bob Collis, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The car did not have tires that had been recalled, he said.
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May 28, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 56-year-old woman died Sunday and several others were injured in a fiery freeway crash near Sylmar that involved at least half a dozen vehicles, authorities said. Authorities believe that alcohol may have been a factor, said Officer Rosa Ray of the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m.
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May 26, 2001
A Reseda man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that resulted in the death of a motorist in Eagle Rock was charged Friday with murder and other assorted felonies, the Los Angeles district attorney's office said. William Tanielian, 34, who police said was part of a two-man team that pulled off as many as 50 restaurant heists across Southern California, also faces one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, bodily injury and felony evading, prosecutors said.
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May 22, 2001 | From Times staff reports
A man who police said left the scene of a weekend accident that killed a 9-year-old girl has been arrested. Ismael Zuniga, 19, was arrested Sunday at his home a few blocks from the accident site. Addsav Kov had been crossing East 51st Street in the 1800 block from her home to a playground when she was struck Saturday, Officer Jason Lee said. Witnesses said that the car was speeding and that it continued west, Lee said.
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May 10, 2001
An 89-year-old couple and a 20-year-old pregnant woman were hospitalized in critical condition after their cars collided Wednesday, authorities said. The pregnant woman underwent an emergency caesarean section to deliver the baby, also listed in critical condition, a spokeswoman at Northridge Hospital Medical Center said. The accident occurred at 11:10 a.m. at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Woodman Avenue, said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman.
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May 9, 2001
One woman was killed and a young girl was among five people injured when a minivan jumped a street corner in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon and drove onto a sidewalk outside a homeless mission, authorities said. Several of the injured pedestrians were pinned under the van that had collided with another car at around 4:44 p.m. at Los Angeles and 4th streets, said LAPD Sgt. Roy Ballesteros. A woman in her 30s died shortly after being transported to County-USC Medical Center.
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May 7, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two people were killed and two critically injured when a pickup truck carrying eight family members veered off a freeway and rolled over near Sylmar on Sunday, authorities said. The driver, Francisco Luis, 34, of Agua Dulce and Alondra Rivera, 3, of Van Nuys were killed. The 1988 Ford F-150 truck was traveling south on the Golden State Freeway just beyond the Foothill Freeway overpass when it crashed about 12:45 p.m.
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