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Busy Stretch of Sunset Blvd. Will Remain Closed Until Afternoon Following Fatal Crash

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A heavily trafficked stretch of Sunset Boulevard between San Vicente Boulevard and Holloway Drive in West Hollywood will likely remain closed until at least 2 p.m. Thursday, following a fatal crash in the early morning.

The single-car crash occurred around 4:20 a.m. Thursday, according to City News Service, who report that the Nissan Altima was being driven westbound on Sunset when the driver somehow lost control and jumped the curb. The car plowed through a storefront construction area before knocking over a tree and a parking meter, and ultimately overturned and slammed roof-first into a utility pole. The driver, who died at the scene, was alone in the vehicle.

Sgt. Eddins of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told LAist that investigators remain at the scene, so an exact timetable for reopening the section of the street has yet to be established. "I keep hearing 2 p.m., but it's not confirmed," he said. "They are still in the midst of the investigation and then they will have to do cleanup."

The cause of the crash is not yet known. Be safe out there, guys.