Joseph Hansen Madarang Arrested after Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Ninth Street [Los Angeles, CA]


39-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Joseph Hansen Madarang on Olive Street in Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 22, 2022)  – Friday evening, Joseph Hansen Madarang was placed under arrest after a fatal pedestrian crash on Ninth Street.

The fatal incident happened around 11:40 p.m. at the intersection near Olive Street.

According to the LAPD, a westbound Lexus IS200t on an eastbound one-way street on Ninth Street struck at least two men crossing inside a marked crosswalk.

The impact catapulted both pedestrians into the air, landing on the street. However, the Lexus driver continued westbound and collided head-on with another vehicle and a tractor-trailer.

Eventually, responding paramedics transported the two pedestrians to a hospital. Unfortunately, one of the victims, only identified to be a 36-year-old man, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Meanwhile, authorities arrested the Lexus driver, Madarang, in Los Angeles, for DUI. Madarang is being held in a place of $130,000 bail at Metropolitan Detention Center.

An active investigation is currently ongoing.


Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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