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Man killed after crashing car into 101 Freeway rail

A driver crashed his car into the 101 Freeway divider in Studio City and was killed when trying to walk across freeway lanes on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.

September 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A driver crashed his car into the center divider on the 101 Freeway in Studio City, and he was killed when he tried to walk across freeway lanes.

The crash happened at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday along the westbound lanes of the freeway west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The man was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross eastbound lanes.

Several lanes of the freeway were shut as a result and caused a big traffic jam. Those lanes have since been reopened.

Officials did not release the victim's name.