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

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Photo by tbridge via Flickr

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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.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact LAPD West Traffic Detective Stephanie Banks at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.