Explosive car accident leaves one dead

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash

Culver City Police Officers along with Culver City Fire Department personnel received a radio call of a traffic collision at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Centinela Avenue on July 7, at 5:22 a.m. Upon their arrival, officers witnessed one vehicle engulfed in flames, and a second vehicle with serious collision damage.   

Prior to CCPD’s arrival, several good samaritans were able to extract a male adult from the vehicle that was on fire.  CCFD extinguished the fire and no additional occupants were located inside.  The male adult that was extracted from the burning vehicle was transported to a local hospital by CCFD with serious injuries.   

CCPD and CCFD observed a second adult male entrapped in the second vehicle. Fire personnel extracted the male from the vehicle and attempted life-saving efforts to no avail. Unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

CCPD is investigating the cause of the collision; it is believed that alcohol may have been a factor.  

The surviving victim is in serious condition but is expected to survive. 

All lanes on Sepulveda Boulevard and Centinala Avenue were briefly closed at the location of the accident, but reopened hours later when the scene was cleared. 

Explosive car accident leaves one dead