Journalist Michael Hastings Dies in Fiery Crash in Hollywood — Dave Mecham Reports

A man killed Tuesday in a fiery car crash in Hollywood was journalist Michael Hastings, his employer said. A driver was killed when his car hit a tree and exploded on impact in Hollywood.
The wreck happened near the intersection of Highland and Melrose avenues around 4:15 a.m., according to LAPD Officer Lillian Carranza. Hastings car slammed into a tree and caught fire.
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