One Killed in Crash on 101 Freeway in Hollywood Area

One person was killed early Monday when a car crashed into a wall on the 101 Freeway in East Hollywood and burst into flames, authorities said.

The crash involving a Ford Fusion sedan was reported at 2:05 a.m. on the northbound Hollywood Freeway just north of Santa Monica Boulevard, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said. A SigAlert was issued at 2:35 a.m. shutting down all lanes of the northbound Hollywood Freeway at the crash scene and taking traffic off at Santa Monica Boulevard.

Lanes reopened at about 6 a.m.

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The crash was believed the result of a hit and run. Authorities are attempting to determined whether the driver of the Ford Fusion struck another car before slamming into a freeway wall.

The driver of the other car was at the scene when officers arrived.

Lanes also were closed on the southbound 101 Freeway for a crash near Highland Avenue and another collision in downtown LA near Grand Avenue. 

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