Woman Killed in Westwood Crash Identified

Three others are injured after a two-vehicle crash in Westwood Friday.

The coroner Sunday released the name of the woman killed in a two-vehicle crash in Westwood.

She was Samantha Lawson, 25, of Suntan Valley, Arizona, said coroner's Lt. Renee Grand Pre. An autopsy is pending.

Three other people escaped with minor injuries from a two-vehicle crash in Westwood Friday, a police lieutenant said.

The collision at Sepulveda Boulevard and Montana occurred at 5:55 p.m. Friday, said Los Angeles police Lt. Theodore Edwards of the West Traffic Division.

Andrew Haban, a 20-year-old resident of Ventura, made a U-turn in a 2010 Ford Focus while going southbound on Sepulveda Boulevard and was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by John Radovic, a 33-year-old resident of Redondo Beach, Edwards said.

Radovic, the lone occupant inside the sport utility vehicle, and three occupants in the Ford, were rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where a woman in the Ford, now identified as Lawson, was pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m. Friday, he said.

The remaining injured had only complaints of pain, escaping the crash with minor injuries, Edwards said. No one was arrested or cited.

Sharam Tabib April 29, 2013 at 06:53 PM
This tragedy is also a result of the inebt traffic officials in the westside who have no knowledge or regards for the residents and the commuters in this area. I can tell that the Ford that made the u-turn was probably fed up with the southbound traffic which is often unbearable! This blood is also on the Cal Trans officials and I hope they'll all pay for it, hopefully in this lifetime.
sandra stephens April 30, 2013 at 02:35 AM
the woman killed was my daughter in law, I miss her so so much. Samantha honey I know you are looking down on us and I love and miss you


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