1 killed, others injured in Whittier 3-car crash

A mangled car is shown after three-cars crashed in Whittier on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (KABC)

A 41-year-old woman was killed and others were injured in a three-car crash in Whittier Friday night.

Authorities said around 8:45 p.m. a white Hyundai and black BMW were traveling northbound at high speeds in the 7700 block of Colima Road, just north of Mar Vista Street. At one point, one of the cars lost control and hit the other, causing it to spin out.

The crash also caused the Hyundai to cross into the southbound lane on Colima Road and resulted in a collision with a Honda Accord. Authorities said the driver of the Honda suffered fatal injuries and died at the hospital.

The passenger in the Honda, an 11-year-old boy, was also hospitalized, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger in the Hyundai also suffered minor injuries, police said.

Authorities arrested the BMW driver, 22-year-old Whittier resident Corey Kiefer, on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter. The driver of the Hyundai, 22-year-old Anaheim resident Jacob Zamora, was later arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter as well, police said.

It was unknown if the two cars were street racing, or if alcohol played a role in the crash.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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