Xinhai Huang, USC Honor's Student, Killed In Car Crash
A USC honor's student was killed in a two-car crash on St. Patrick's Day.
Police said 22-year-old Xinhai Huangel was killed in a 2:55 a.m crash about five miles southwest of campus in South L.A.
The collision happened at ...
... Hyde Park and West boulevards, cops said.
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The cause of the collision was under investigation.
Huang was an electrical engineering major at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering. He was on the dean's list.
[Update at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday]: The LAPD says the driver of the other vehicle, identified as 23-year-old Keysi Idania Cifuentes Lopez, would be arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after she recovers from her injuries.
Cops alleged that Lopez, behind the wheel of a 1995 Ford Explorer, "failed to stop for a red tri-light."
Sheriff's inmate data had no record of her, indicating that Lopez might not have been booked yet as of early this afternoon.
Also in the car with Huang was a 26-year-old, Justin Wayne Rawls, described by cops as a "close friend." His injuries were said to be "non-life-threatening."
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