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Salma Hayek’s Brother Involved in Fatal Car Crash in Bel Air: Police

An investigation was underway Monday into a fatal traffic collision in Bel Air involving the brother of actress Salma Hayek, authorities said.

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Sami Hayek, brother of Hollywood actress Salma Hayek, was involved in a fatal traffic collision Sunday in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images/RMG News)

Sami Hayek, 40, was driving a 2006 Ford GT eastbound in the 10200 block of Sunset Boulevard (map) at 4:50 p.m., when he lost control, crossed into westbound lanes and collided with a Toyota Tacoma pickup, according to the Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic Division.

As a result of the collision, a male passenger in the front seat of the Ford was killed, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The victim, identified as 43-year-old Ian Cutler Sala of New York, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Hayek suffered several broken ribs and facial lacerations, officials said.

Alvin Javier Gomez, the 20-year-old driver of the pickup, sustained a broken foot, according to police.

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Ian Cutler Sala, 43, was killed in a traffic collision in Bel Air on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

Hayek and Gomez were taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

No arrests have been made, and the exact cause of the collision remains under investigation.