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Driver Of SUV Crashes Into Silver Lake Oyster Bar

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One person was killed this morning, when an SUV crashed into Silver Lake restaurant L&E Oyster Bar on the 1600 block of Silver Lake Blvd.

LAFD responded to the incident around 10:35. The vehicle knocked down a tree before plowing into the lower level of the restaurant, which has a sidewalk patio.

One person was delcared dead on the scene. LAFD has not released their name or age yet. Two others, a 72-year-old woman and 53-year-old man, are being treated for serious conditions.

There was no fire, but damage looks extensive. LAFD is urging residents to avoid the area while they investigate.

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UPDATE 2:00 p.m. KTLA is reporting that the driver of the car first hit a scooter while speeding. Witnesses said the victim was the person on the scooter:

"One witness told KTLA she was riding her bicycle along Silver Lake Boulevard around that time when she saw a dark-colored SUV speeding wildly and driving into opposing lanes of traffic to pass other cars.

Another bystander estimated the vehicle was going at least 75 mph — more than twice the posted speed limit — at the time.

Witnesses reported the SUV hit a scooter and then the driver lost control and slammed into a nearby building."

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This story will be updated when new information becomes available.

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