A taxi cab driver was killed today in a three-car crash in West Hollywood, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.
The fatal crash, in which alcohol is believed to be a factor, was reported at 1:39 a.m. on La Brea Avenue near Fountain Avenue.
The driver of a red Hyundai was traveling southbound on La Brea Avenue and failed to stop at a red light, according to Sgt. Enrique Mandujan.
The Hyundai collided with a taxi cab and an Uber vehicle, Mandujan said. The taxi cab driver died at the scene. Bystanders said Uber driver ran from the scene leaving passengers behind and was brought back to the scene by a Sheriff’s deputy.
The injuries of the others involved in the accident weren’t immediately available.
The driver of the Hyundai was detained pending a felony DUI investigation, Mandujan said