The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say a driver was speeding down La Cienega Boulevard and hit another car near the intersection of Cashio Street.
That sent the second car crashing into a group of people standing on the corner. One of them died. Police believe he was homeless. Two other people went to the hospital with severe injuries.
Police detained several people at the scene and are looking for a driver who took off after the crash.