LOS ANGELES – The person who died in a car crash in the South Los Angeles area was identified Thursday.
Yovany Rodriguez, 29, is the man who police found dead in a vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at Avalon Boulevard and Gage Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Investigators are working to determine if Rodriguez had been shot, according to news reports.
Two people were in the car when it crashed, Fox 11 reported. The second victim was not injured and was interviewed by detectives at the scene.
“At this point, what we know is this individual was shot, and it appears he was in his car when he was shot — probably a block or two east of this location. So, we’re reviewing video and trying to figure out what led up to this,” Lt. Ryan Rabbett with the LAPD’s Homicide Division told Fox 11.
Rodriguez’s city of residency was not immediately known.