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.
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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