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Pedestrian Dies After Car Crashes into Traffic Signal, Causing it to Fall

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A pedestrian was killed early this morning when a vehicle careened into a traffic signal, causing it to fall and kill him, according to the LAPD. The driver, 27-year-old Jasen Jack of Atlanta, Georgia, survived and was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. The identify of the pedestrian, who was standing at the northwest corner of Western Avenue and Pico Boulevard around 3:15 a.m., has been withheld, pending notification of his family.

LAPD Detectives are looking for witness information and hope witnesses may have more information regarding Jack and the crash. He was driving a 2008 Dodge Caliber.