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Deadly head-on collision as driver flees cops

February 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Investigators say speed was a key factor in a deadly head-on accident in El Sereno Thursday night.The Los Angeles Police Department says the crash involved a northbound vehicle colliding with a southbound vehicle on Eastern Avenue.

Police say a black Honda Accord was speeding on Eastern Avenue. A patrol car spotted the Accord and began a pursuit. Before officers could catch up, the Accord crashed into a Prius.

Investigators believe the driver lost control rounding a curve and veered into oncoming traffic hitting the Prius. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Prius was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

The names of those involved were not released.