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Fatal Ferrari crash closes PCH

September 18, 2011 |  7:38 am

Police say this Ferrari was split in half after a 30-foot plunge Sunday morning from the Pacific Coast Highway to the beach below.

Part of Pacific Coast Highway was closed for several hours after a Ferrari crashed into a power pole just north of Sunset Boulevard, killing one occupant of the car and injuring another.

The two men were ejected from the vehicle and fell about 30 feet to the beach below, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One man died at the scene and the other was taken to UCLA Medical Center in critical condition, according the LAPD West Traffic Division, which is handling the accident investigation.

The victims' names haven't been released. A cause hasn't been determined.

The crash, which was reported at 1:27 a.m., brought down power lines, prompting the closure of a stretch of PCH in both directions.


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Photo: Crash scene off Pacific Coast Highway. Credit: KTLA-TV