HYDE PARK (CBS) — One woman is dead and five others critically injured after an SUV crashed into a tree on Florence Avenue Friday morning.
The LAPD says the women were riding in an Infiniti SUV when it lost control, hit a curb and slammed into a tree at 2:45 a.m.
The woman riding in the front passenger seat remained in the car, but the five others were ejected.
Some ended up dozens of feet away from the car at the intersection of Hilldale and Florence.
Investigators say they found empty bottles in and around the vehicle, which was purchased recently in Moreno Valley.
The women, who were all wearing club attire, were taken to California and Harbor General hospitals.
Officials say speed and alcohol could be factors in the crash.