Deadly crash shuts La Cienega for hours

BLAIR HILLS The crash happened about 1 a.m. in the northbound lane of La Cienega in Blair Hills, north of La Tijera.

Lanes opened early Friday morning after the coroner removed the body of the still-unidentified driver.

Investigators at the scene say the Mercedes-Benz was traveling at a very high rate of speed when the driver apparently lost control and hit the pole. The skid marks extended some 100-to-200 feet past the pole.

The LAPD says it's too early to tell whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.


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