Part of Pacific Coast Highway was closed for several hours after a Ferrari crashed into a power pole just north of Sunset Boulevard, killing one occupant of the car and injuring another.
The driver, who was headed from Malibu to Pacific Palisades, apparently lost control of the vehicle at a pair of S-curves just inside the L.A. city limits and hit a power pole, police said. The downed power pole caused a temporary power outage in the area.
Part of the Ferrari, which was split in half as a result of the collision, fell to the beach below, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Matt Spence told Patch.
The passenger, 23-year-old Basil Max Price III, of Pomona, died at the scene. Paramedics took the driver, 24-year-old Vladimir Skvortsov of Upland, to UCLA Medical Center in critical condition.
Detectives are asking the public for help in finding the cause. It is not yet known if alcohol was involved.
The roadway was reopened at 7am.
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