A 60-year-old Los Angeles woman was killed after the pickup truck she was driving collided with another vehicle on Sepulveda Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Westchester, Tuesday, March 7th, police said.
Glenola Tennant was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Traffic Division police said.
Her six-year-old grandson and ten-year-old granddaughter, who were also riding in the truck, were taken to a local hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released, West Traffic police said.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 76-year-old Culver City man, was not injured in the crash.
The accident occurred at 3:13 p.m., when Tennant was driving her Toyota Tacoma pickup truck northbound on Sepulveda Boulevard, north of 96th Street, and for “no apparent reason,” the truck switched lanes to the right lane and collided with the left-front side of another vehicle, West Traffic Detective Mike Dunn said.
Tennant lost control of the vehicle, which skidded and collided with a curb, causing the truck to flip over on its left side, Dunn said.
The truck continued to slide on the sidewalk and collided with a light pole, where it came to rest, Dunn said.
LAPD West Traffic and Pacific Community officers responded to the scene, as well as paramedics.
Sepulveda Boulevard was closed to traffic in both directions between 96th Street and Lincoln Boulevard for about an hour and a half following the accident.