3 killed in alleged hit-and-run crash in Vernon

An alleged hit-and-run driver has been arrested after a crash in Vernon that killed three people and injured a six-year-old boy.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gales says the collision happened Saturday night when a Honda crossing an intersection was struck by a Dodge pickup truck.

KTLA-TV says the driver of the truck fled the scene, but was later arrested on suspicion of hit and run. His name hasn't been released.

Three people in the Honda were killed. Their names are being withheld, pending notification of relatives.

A six-year-old boy who was inside the car was hurt. He was taken to the hospital, and is expected to survive.

Vernon is a tiny city about four miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

Information from: KTLA-TV.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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