LA Comic Angelo Bowers Killed in Hollywood Crash

Stand-up comedian Bowers, on the right, was killed in a Hollywood car crash that also seriously injured fellow comedian Josh Adam Meyers, on the left. (January 4, 2012)

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) - Angelo Bowers, a stand-up comedian and actor who performed in local LA comedy clubs, was killed in a late-night Hollywood traffic collision that police say was caused by a drunk driver.

The driver caused two collisions just minutes apart, involving different vehicles on the streets of Hollywood. The second collision killed Bowers, and seriously injured a friend of Bowers in the car with him, fellow comedian Josh Adam Meyers.

Police say on January 3rd at around 12:40 a.m., a 21 year-old man driving under the influence of alcohol was involved in a hit-and-run crash near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue. Five minutes later, the driver hit a second car on Vine Street at Yucca Street.

The violent collision caused serious injury to both drivers of the vehicles, as well as a passenger. Bowers was the passenger in the car struck by the drunk driver. Bowers died of his injuries at the hospital, several hours later. Meyers is recuperating from his injuries.

The drunk driver is expected to be booked for murder once his medical condition improves.