Credit: CBS Los Angeles
LAKE LOS ANGELES, CA (October 8, 2019) – A five-year-old girl was killed and five others were injured in a head-on crash with a man driving under the influence, on Avenue O, west of 165th Street.
Just before 9 p.m., 61-year-old George Kokoteev was traveling east in his SUV when he swerved into opposing traffic, crashing directly into a 2015 Nissan Altima carrying two adults and three children.
The five-year-old girl in the Altima was pronounced dead around 9:40 p.m. She has not yet been identified. The driver, 26-year-old Tijera Taylor, along with Kion Phylow, 27, a 3-year-old boy, and a 1-year-old girl sustained moderate injuries. They were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital.
Kokoteev reportedly sustained major injuries and was arrested for DUI. The CHP are still investigating the fatal collision.