Driver booked for manslaughter after fatal Paramount crash

The wreckage of a single-car crash that left one passenger dead was strewn across Somerset Boulevard in Paramount on Thursday, June 9, 2016. (KABC)

One passenger was killed and a driver was booked for vehicular manslaughter after a single-car crash in Paramount early Thursday morning.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from the Lakewood Station responded to the scene around 3:25 a.m. on Somerset Boulevard between Texaco Avenue and San Marino Street.

Authorities said a 24-year-old female passenger who was ejected from the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash was unknown.

According to friends of the victim, the woman's birthday was Thursday and she was going to graduate from UC Irvine Friday.

Two people were in the vehicle, investigators said, although they initially reported four people, two of whom were taken to a hospital.

The male driver was taken to a local hospital and was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.

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