One Killed When Ford GT Driven by Salma Hayek's Brother Slams Into Pickup

The passenger in the two-seat sports car, an award-winning art director, was killed when it collided with a pickup on LA's Westside, police say

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    A Ford GT driven by the actress' brother collides with a Toyota Tacoma Sunday Feb. 23, 2014. Credit: RMG

    A Grammy Award-winning art director was killed when a Ford GT driven by the brother of actress Salma Hayek was involved in a crash with a pickup Sunday evening on Sunset Boulevard.

    The crash occurred in the Beverly Crest area on Los Angeles' Westside at about 5 p.m. The driver of the 2006 Ford GT was identified as 40-year-old Sami Hayek, according to police.

    The passenger in the mid-engine, two-seat Ford sports car was killed in a head-on collision with a Toyota Tacoma pickup, police said. The victim, identified Monday as 43-year-old Ian Cuttler Sala, is a Grammy Award-winning art director.

    Sala died from multiple traumatic injuries, coroner's officials said.

    Hayek, a Los Angeles-based designer of custom chairs, suffered broken ribs and cuts to the head, police said. He lost control of the vehicle traveling east on Sunset Boulevard and crossed into the westbound lanes, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    He was not arrested, but police said Hayek was in violation of driving on the wrong side of the road and, possibly, speed laws. The case will be presented to the district attorney's office after the investigation, according to an LAPD statement released Tuesday.

    The 20-year-old pickup driver suffered a broken foot, according to police.

    The GT is Ford's road-going version of its legendary GT40 endurance racing cars. The high-performance supercharged GT was produced from 2004 to 2006 and carried a price tag around $140,000.
     

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