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2 killed during street takeover in Compton, Los Angeles authorities say

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 13:54:57-04

COMPTON, Calif. (CNS) - Los Angeles County Sheriffs officials were continuing Monday to investigate the deaths of two females who were in a car that may have been involved in a Compton street takeover when it slammed into an oncoming SUV.

Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff's Information Bureau said the crash occurred around 11:40 p.m. Sunday at Wilmington Avenue and Stockwell Street, where witnesses said more than 200 people had gathered for a street takeover.

The pair who died, described only as females of unknown age, were inside a red sedan that collided with a silver SUV, according to sheriff's officials and witnesses.

The driver of the SUV told reporters he was heading south on Wilmington and was going through a green light when the red sedan slammed into his vehicle. One report from the scene indicated the driver of the red car was spinning through the intersection as part of the street takeover, but sheriff's officials said they were still investigating the circumstances of the crash.

Witnesses told reporters one of the female victims was thrown from the sedan and the other -- possibly the driver -- died inside the car. The SUV driver was not seriously injured.

Neighbors told reporters street takeovers are a common occurrence at the intersection, sometimes occurring at least twice a week.