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Driver Dies In Fiery, Early Morning Crash In Hollywood

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One person was killed in a fiery solo-vehicle crash in Hollywood early Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on Highland Avenue near Melrose Avenue just before 4:30 a.m., Los Angeles police Sgt. Rudy Lopez told City News Service.

According to Lopez, the driver lost control of the vehicle which rolled over, hit the center divider and collided with a tree. The car then caught on fire. The driver, described only as a male, died at the scene.

A CBS News video shows neighbors trying to put out the intense flames with garden hoses before fire trucks arrived.

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Highland Avenue was temporarily closed between Melrose and Orange Drive.

Authorities are withholding the driver's name, pending family notification. The circumstances of the crash are still under investigation.

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