On July 7th, at 5:20 am, Culver City Police Officers along with Culver City Fire Department personnel received a radio call of a traffic collision at the intersection of Sepulveda Blvd. and Centinela Ave. Officers witnessed one vehicle engulfed in flames when they arrived, and a second vehicle with serious damage.
Prior to CCPD’s arrival, several good samaritans were able to extract a male adult from the vehicle that was on fire. CCFD extinguished the fire and no additional occupants were located inside. The male adult that was extracted from the burning vehicle was transported to a local hospital by CCFD with serious injuries.
CCPD and CCFD observed a second adult male entrapped in the second vehicle. Fire personnel extracted the male from the vehicle and attempted life-saving efforts to no avail. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
CCPD is investigating the cause of the collision; it is believed that alcohol may have been a factor.
The surviving victim is in serious condition but is expected to survive.