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Motorist dies after crashing into Westwood bakery [Updated]

November 21, 2009 | 11:12 am

A man died this morning after his vehicle crashed into the back of a Westwood bakery, police and a witness said.

No one else was injured when the vehicle smashed into Paris Pastry at 1448 Westwood Blvd., said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Josh Min.

[Updated: 2:53 p.m.: Investigators said Saturday afternoon the man was struck by his own delivery truck as he was standing in front of it. It then rolled into the bakery. Police believe he may have forgotten to put the brake on.] 

A sales clerk at the store said a delivery truck hit the rear of the shop in an alley; the store was not damaged and remained open for business. She said the alley was cordoned off.

The driver, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation, Min said.

-- Baxter Holmes