Photos: High-Speed Crash on Western & 7th, One Dead

Crash by Garden Suites Hotel / Wiltern on Western & Wilshire
Photo 1: Overturned SUV by Garden Suites Hotel
One person was killed when a speeding Mercedes-Benz slammed into a parked vehicle on Western Avenue, just south of Wilshire, at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

The red car that was hit was propelled 100 feet into a light pole at the entrance of the McDonald’s restaurant on 7th Street, while the SUV overturned onto the sidewalk and ended up against a tree in front of Garden Suites Hotel. The female driver of the SUV succumbed to her injuries at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Car Accident by McDonald's on Western & 7th
Photo 2: Crash Area by McDonald’s on Western
Identified as a black 2010 Mercedes E350, the luxury SUV was reportedly traveling south on Western Avenue at a speed of approximately 100 miles per hour. To tamp down wild stereotypical speculation in the aftermath of the crash that it was an “Asian” driver, it can been revealed that the driver appeared to be of Latino descent, and not Korean.

Traffic was closed on Western Avenue until around 8:30 a.m.

Separately, at around 6:20 am, there was a fatal hit-and-run accident near the Western Avenue offramp at the 10 Freeway. The victim was a 45-year-old man.

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