17-year-old accused of murder after LA crash leaves 1 dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder after he allegedly caused a multi-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured three others.

Officials say the teen was driving recklessly in a 2019 Mercedes-Benz when he ran a red light at an intersection in the Woodland Hills neighborhood late Friday.

Investigators say the Mercedes struck a Toyota Tacoma pickup, killing the driver. After hitting the pickup, the Mercedes then struck two SUVs — a Ford Expedition and Lexus RX400.

The suspect and his passenger were transported to a hospital. The Los Angeles Fire Department says two survivors of the crash were in serious condition while another sustained minor injuries.

A police statement says the teen driver “displayed a willful disregard for human life.”

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