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Updated 7:50 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015

A 24-year-old man was allegedly speeding and drunk while driving a 2015 Chevy Camaro that crossed into opposing traffic lanes in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles, killing a 68-year-old man driving a Hyundai Elantra in a head-on crash, police said Sunday.

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the collision in the 4600 block of Marmion Way at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, Erik Scott of Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The Hyundai driver died at the scene. He was identified as Samir Michel of Los Angeles, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.

The suspect — a Los Angeles resident whose name was was being withheld – – allegedly had been driving at least 80 mph just prior to the crash and suffered head trauma and an injury to a leg.

He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said.

— Staff and wire reports

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