A hit-and-run motorist fleeing the scene of a collision on the Hollywood (101) Freeway Friday crashed the vehicle a short time later in the Westlake area of Los Angeles and died.

Paramedics were sent to the 2600 block of West Temple Street, near Benton Way, about 7:45 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The motorist was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Information on the person’s identity was not immediately available.

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