Los Angeles Times

CHP says hit-and-run killed 2

Officials initially reported that the pair were victims of racing on 91 Freeway.

- By Hyeyoon Alyssa Choi

Two people killed in a traffic collision on the 91 Freeway near Compton early Saturday were victims of a hit-and-run, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officers responded to a call about a traffic collision and initially reported that the fatal collision appeared to be a result of street racing.

The driver of a Honda hit the left side of a 2000 Toyota 4Runner, causing the Toyota to strike a pole on the right shoulder of the highway.

Driver Michael Fiorillo, 24, of Huntington Beach and passenger Jadelynn Kwok, 18, of El Monte were dead on the scene, according to the coroner’s report.

The Honda driver, last seen heading eastbound on the 91 Freeway, west of Acacia Avenue, has not been apprehende­d.

The CHP is seeking the public’s help in locating the driver.

Anyone with informatio­n about the vehicle or the collision may contact investigat­ing Officer A. Phillipson or Public Informatio­n Officer Angelia Gonzales at (424) 551-4000.

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