A driver has been arrested following a tragic accident in South Los Angeles early Saturday morning. The collision occurred when the driver ran a red light and struck an Uber vehicle, resulting in the death of three passengers. The suspect, identified as Gregory Black, 31, has been taken into custody and is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter. The incident took place at the intersection of S. Vermont Avenue and W. Century Boulevard, where the speeding Mercedes Benz T-boned the Uber, causing significant damage.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Witnesses reported that the white Mercedes-Benz, with only the driver inside, was traveling at a high speed when it collided with the black Honda carrying four passengers and the Uber driver. The impact caused the suspect’s vehicle to spin out of control and come to a stop on the center median.
Tragically, one woman was ejected from the car and died at the scene, while two other female passengers lost their lives inside the Honda. The male passenger and the Uber driver, a 38-year-old woman, were rushed to nearby hospitals in critical condition but have since stabilized. Late Saturday evening, the victims were identified as 27-year-old Kimberly Izquierdo, and sisters Juvelyn Arroyo and Veronica Amezola, both 23 years old.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and authorities are working to determine the exact cause of the accident and whether any additional factors contributed to the tragedy.