(June 25, 2005) -- A woman driving in the area of 4th St. and Redondo Ave. shortly after midnight on June 24th was killed when her car was hit by another vehicle, pushing it onto the sidewalk where it burst into flames. She was unable to escape from her vehicle and perished in the driver's seat.
LBPD says its preliminary investigation indicates that a silver 2001 Mercedes-Benz sports car, driven Kristopher Omar Gutierrez, 23, of San Pedro was headed north on Redondo when it collided with the woman's vehicle, a 1999 Ford Escort that was turning east onto 4th St. from southbound Redondo.
Mr. Gutierrez was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, then arrested and booked for felony Driving Under the Influence and Vehicular Manslaughter.
LBPD's Accident Investigation detail is investigation the collision. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Detective Raymond Dennison or Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355.