2 killed after car catches fire in Koreatown hit-and-run

Firefighters in Koreatown help extinguish a car that caught fire following a crash early Saturday, Oct. 16, 2016.

Police on Sunday were searching for a hit-and-run driver in a crash that claimed two lives in Koreatown after the victims' vehicle burst into flames upon impact.

Los Angeles police said the wreck happened near W. 3rd Street and Wilton Place around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

The suspect vehicle traveled west on 3rd Street when it ran a red light and hit another car, which set it on fire, police said.

Two of the five people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, while two others were rushed to a hospital in unknown condition.

A description of the hit-and-run suspect was not released.
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