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Elderly Couple Die in Solo Monterey Park Car Crash

Authorities on Wednesday identified an elderly couple killed when their vehicle crashed into a tree in Monterey Park.

Geng Li, 83, and Zhong Li, 76, of Monterey Park, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of South Atlantic Boulevard, said Los Angeles County coroner’s office Investigator Jim Blacklock.

Monterey Park police Sgt. Gus Jimenez said the pair were the sole occupants of the vehicle, which the husband was driving north on Atlantic when it struck the raised concrete center median, crossed into the southbound lane and then hit a tree.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.