Chicago Firefighter Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Tree in Beverly Hills

One person was killed after a vehicle slammed into a tree in Beverly Hills Friday, prompting the closure of all lanes for four hours, authorities said.

The crashed happened at around 5:37 a.m. on the 1100 block of Coldwater Canyon Drive, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

The victim was eventually identified as Nathaniel Ervin, 47. He had worked for the Chicago Fire Department since 2004, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Video showed the white vehicle overturned onto its roof as officers worked around it in an area closed off with police tape. Traffic appeared to be backed up with officers diverting vehicles away from the crash site.

It is unclear what led to the crash.

Lanes reopened at around 10:30 a.m., police said.

No further details were immediately available.

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