A fiery car crash killed one person and injured three others in alleged hit-and-run crash in West Hollywood early Monday. According to reports, a Tesla X crashed around 2:30 a.m. on the 8200 block of Sunset Boulevard near Roxbury Road, close to the West Hollywood city limits. The driver and two other passengers were able to get out of the vehicle. The driver ran off on foot.
It was a fiery scene on The Sunset Strip near the Pink Taco Mexican Restaurant at 8221 Sunset Blvd. The crash took out a Welcome to West Hollywood sign near the city boundary by the Chateau Marmont.
The driver was heading west on Sunset when the person lost control of their vehicle and struck a lamp post and a tree and the vehicle burst into flames.
One person trapped inside the vehicle died at the scene, the two helped out of the vehicle by good samaritans and were taken to a hospital in unknown condition as of the posting of this piece.
The driver was reportedly picked up by friends who were driving in a separate vehicle and he was taken to a nearby hospital.
Witness videos posted on social media show L.A. County firefighters extinguishing the fire and a man helped a woman on the ground near the flames.
The fiery car crash remains under investigation, but reports allege speed may have been a factor in the fatal incident.
After the car fire was extinguished, police put up a tent up around the remnants of burned out vehicle.
A portion of the Sunset Strip was closed in the area during the investigation.
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