BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A 33-year-old woman was killed Friday in a possible road rage crash in Beverly Hills, police say.
A traffic collision occurred just before midnight in the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Swall Drive between a white 4-door Mercedes Benz with four occupants and a gray Audi SUV, according to a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department.READ MORE: Man Killed, 2 Injured In Violent Gardena Crash
Investigators say the collision resulted in the fatality of an adult female passenger in the Mercedes Benz, who they believe was not wearing her seatbelt.
The other occupants of the Mercedes Benz were transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the occupants of the Audi were not injured.
A witness indicated to authorities the collision occurred after a “road rage” type of incident and a minor hit-and-run near Pico Boulevard and Swall Drive in the City of Los Angeles between the white Mercedes Benz and a taxi cab. That person says one car was cutting off the other.READ MORE: Residents Say Strong Stench In Carson Keeps Getting Stronger
The Mercedes Benz had fled this scene at a high rate of speed before colliding with the Audi, several trees and a concrete wall, police say, adding that drugs or alcohol may have been involved.
“I have seen such injuries only at wartime, and it was like a war scene,” said a resident who heard the explosive crash just before midnight. He came outside to help and called police. “I wanted to see if I could help but it was really beyond me.”
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the woman killed as Sasha Gibson, 33.MORE NEWS: Man Suspected Of Stealing Truck Taken Into Custody Following Pursuit
An investigation is ongoing. No one has been arrested or charged.