WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA) — A pickup truck driver is dead after a dangerous crash in Woodland Hills.

The initial reports were that it was street racing, but police say that they do not believe it was a case of street racing.

It happened around 10 p.m. Friday night at the intersection of Winnetka Avenue and Ventura Boulevard.

Police say two vehicles — a black and a white Mercedes — were both heading in the same direction on Ventura Boulevard. One of them stopped at the red light. The other did not.

When the black 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 entered the intersection, there was already a pickup truck in the intersection that had the right of way.

The collision with the pickup truck killed an elderly man. He died on the scene. The collision threw the cars into two more parked vehicles.

The driver of the black Mercedes is 17-years-old. He had a female passenger with him. The female passenger was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Mercedes was arrested and is being held on murder charges for driving recklessly and causing the death of the other man.

Police say they had numerous reports of that driver driving recklessly for several blocks before the collision.

Comments (4)
  1. Kathie Belle Edwards says:

    I am so sorry for the gentleman who was killed by this teenager. A seventeen year old was not responsible or mature enough to be driving a Mercedes, and a sister year old is not responsible or mature enough to make voting decisions that affect us all.

  2. Kathie Belle Edwards says:

    “…a sixteen year old is not…”
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  3. Steve Terry says:

    Shame on me… In the wake of such a tragedy and senseless, needless death of an innocent man, due to a young idiot driving mommy and daddy’s Mercedes (wake up mom and dad, your punk kid should, and hopefully will be going to prison for a long time), I too couldn’t help the vision of a true psycho in charge, Nancy Pelosi, telling America that she has been of mind (any honest person knows she doesn’t have one) to push for voting rights for 16 year old kids who’s true biggest concern is in regard to the next zit they will have to pop. What an idiot! Forgive me and I pray for you, the family of this poor man killed in this horrible, inexcusable, disturbing tragedy!