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SUV careens into tree off 134 Freeway in Glendale; 1 killed

Emergency crew members are shown near the scene of a car crash off the 134 Freeway in Glendale on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

March 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A woman was killed when the SUV she was in struck a tree near an off-ramp of the 134 Freeway in Glendale Saturday.

The incident happened at about 2 a.m. on the Pacific Avenue off-ramp. Investigators say a man driving the Toyota SUV lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

The woman, who was a passenger, died at the scene. The driver, only identified as a 45-year-old man, was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to California Highway Patrol.

The off-ramp was closed for several hours as emergency crews cleared the scene.

There was no word on whether wet roads contributed to the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.