ECHO PARK — The car that struck and killed two elderly women earlier this month was traveling more than 50 miles per hour when the driver lost control of the vehicle, police said.
The preliminary main cause of the deadly Nov. 20 crash is speed, said Officer Ed McGowan with the LAPD Central Traffic Division. He had no further details at this time.
The driver of a silver Mustang was headed eastbound on Sunset when he tried to pass a vehicle and lost control of his car as it approached corner of Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue. The Mustang veered on to sidewalk, where it struck three women, two of whom died at the scene.
The county coroner had identified the fatalities as 81-year-old Josie De Silva Arevalo and 78-year-old Consuelo Tan Soson. Both women were from Los Angeles.
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