Teen flees from car rollover crash killing man, 19

Teen flees from car rollover crash killing man, 19

The father of a 19-gospelhitzyear-old woman is expected to appear in court Wednesday on charges of vehicular homicide following a deadly crash with a car in the early morning hours Thursday.

Anthony W. Gavins III, 23, of the 1900 block of South Loomis, died at 6 a.m. at Parkland Memorial Hospital after his vehicle, a 2013 Toyota Prius, rolled over in the southbound lanes of I-35 in the 2000 block of South Loomis, officials said.

Gavins, who lived in the area, was driving his black 2014 Toyota RAV4 on a shoulder at about 3:40 a.m. when a 2010 Chevrolet Caprice driver who didn’t recognize the male driving was traveling westbound at an average speed of 30 miles per hour in the right lane, according to an arrest report.

A passenger in the Caprice then jumped out of the car and began running along the shoulder of the shoulder-to-sidewalk lane to make a left turn, hitting the SUV about 6:30 a.m., the report said.

The driver of the Prius did not stop because he didn’t wangospelhitzt to run over Gavins and his passengers, the report said.

Two occupants of the SUV were taken to Parkland for observation to determine if there were any significant injuries, according to the report.

Gavins drove away from the crash on Interstate 35 near the 2000 block of West Loomis, then ran into traffic in the northbound lanes of the highway just north of Parkland, according to the report. An officer from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and other witnesses spotted a Honda Accord, which was driving westbound in the westbound lanes and stopped, at which time Gavins exited the vehicle and fled the scene, the report said.

Gavins is being held without bond at the Huntington Beach police station pending a hearing Wednesday, according to Sgt. Bill Muhl.

The incident is under investigagospelhitztion and as yet, there are no witnesses to confirm or deny what happened between the driver of the Caprice and Gavins, Muhl said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 783-3880 or the LACD’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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