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2 killed as fleeing car hits tents at LA homeless encampment

Deadly Homeless Crash
Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 21:00:49-04

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — A driver who was fleeing police crashed into a homeless encampment in South Los Angeles, killing a man and a woman, authorities said.

A man suspected of domestic violence drove off at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police didn't chase the man but found his car a short time later.

Police told KABC-TV that the driver lost control, hit a curb and rammed into two tents on a sidewalk, killing a man in one tent and a sleeping woman in another.

Their names weren't immediately released.

Police said the driver received minor injuries.

He could face manslaughter charges, investigators said.