1 dead, 2 hurt after car hits tree in Woodland Hills: LAFD

1 dead, 2 hurt after car hits tree in Woodland Hills: LAFD

Three women were in a car that struck a tree in Woodland Hills Saturday night, and one of them died as a result, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced.

The crash occurred shortly after 10 p.m., when a sedan “collided forcefully with a tree” in the 22000 block of West Dumetz Road, near the intersection with Topanga Canyon Boulevard, the LAFD said in an alert.

Firefighters and paramedics were able to free two women who were trapped in the vehicle, while a third woman was found on the sidewalk nearby, the LAFD added.

“Two of the patients were taken to a regional trauma center in critical condition, while a third sadly proved beyond medical help and was determined dead at the scene,” the LAFD said.

The LAFD did not identify which of the three women was the one who died.

At least one lane of roadway in the area is closed as the investigation is ongoing.