A wrong-way driver was involved in a deadly crash that prompted officials to temporarily close a portion of the 101 Freeway through Hollywood early Thursday morning.

The crash occurred just after 1 a.m. as the driver of a black 2008 BMW was headed southbound in the northbound lanes near Hollywood Boulevard, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Taka Hiura said.

A total of four vehicles were involved in the crash.

The unidentified driver of the BMW sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision, Hiura said.

One other driver sustained major injuries in the crash and was taken to a local hospital.

The northbound freeway remained closed for several hours as crews worked to remove the vehicles.

Video showed the freeway was reopened to drivers at about 4:30 a.m.

Correction: An earlier version of this post misidentified the direction in which the crash occurred. The story has been updated.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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