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A deadly crash on the 101 Freeway coming out of Studio City left one driver dead and a car split in half Thursday morning.

The crash was reported about 2 a.m. on the 101 eastbound transition to the southbound 101 Freeway near Tujunga Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers were informed of a solo-vehicle crash in which the car was cut in half, Sgt. Steve Geraty said.

The front half of the car was then struck by a second vehicle.

Emergency crews pronounced the driver involved in the original crash dead at the scene, Geraty said.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old UCLA student Sera Aintablian of Pasadena, the L.A. County coroner’s office confirmed.

There was no immediate word on the condition of the second driver.

The crash had a major impact on drivers headed from Studio City to the Hollywood area.

“This is a massive accident … in a very difficult place for commuters,” Geraty said.

Officials were forced to close the transition lanes for several hours during the investigation.

As of 7 a.m., video showed the left lane had been reopened in the area to allow some traffic through.

All lanes had reopened shortly after 7:30 a.m., according to the CHP.