Woman Killed in High-Speed Crash in Koreatown

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The wreckage of an SUV was loaded onto a tow truck after a crash that killed the female driver. (Credit: KTLA)

A woman died Sunday morning after the luxury SUV she was driving crashed into multiple objects and overturned in Koreatown, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The crash occurred on Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard (map) at approximately 5:00 a.m., an emailed statement from the LAPD said.

The woman was driving southbound on Western Avenue in a black 2010 Mercedes E350 when her vehicle went off the road and collided with multiple fixed objects and into the back of a parked car, according to the statement.

The SUV continued on the sidewalk before it overturned and crashed into a tree, authorities said.

She died at the scene, according to the statement. Her identity has not yet been released.

No other occupants were in her vehicle.

The crash was under investigation, but speed played a contributing role in the crash, police said.

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