One person was killed and six others injured in a single-car crash in Pacific Palisades early Wednesday morning. Authorities say excessive speed was the primary cause of the accident.
The car slammed into a pole in the 16300 block of West Pacific Coast Highway at 12:06 a.m., said Cecil Manresa, Los Angeles City Fire Department Spokesman.
A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 27-year-old woman, the unlicensed driver of the car, and a 15-year-old were airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition.
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Four others between the ages of one and 17 were also taken to the hospital with injuries, including leg lacerations, multiple fractures and bruising.
Detectives are still investigating the accident, but they say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in what caused the crash.
PCH was closed between Temescal Canyon Road and Tahiti Avenue during the investigation. The road was reopened at about 8 a.m.