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Driver Dies In Fiery Crash In Beverly Hills
A driver was killed in a fiery crash in Beverly Hills early this morning.
The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on La Cienega Boulevard and Gregory Way, according to KTLA. Witnesses told Beverly Hills police that the driver of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV was going southbound on La Cienega Boulevard when the driver struck a center median. The car burst into flames, and the driver was unable to get out.
Beverly Hills police told ABC 7 the driver was the only person in the car. KTLA reports the driver was burned beyond recognition, however, police were able to get the car's license plate information after the crash. The driver has not been identified.
Authorities are investigating what caused the crash. Police are speaking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance video to determine if there were any other cars involved in the crash, according to NBC Los Angeles.
An onlooker took a video of the fiery crash: