The coroner Saturday released the name of a motorist who died in a crash in South Los Angeles.
Sam Patterson, 44, was a Los Angeles resident, coroner’s officials said.
The crash was reported about 3:20 a.m. Friday at 41st Street and Western Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Patterson was southbound on Western when his vehicle went out of control for an unknown reason and hit a power pole, the LAPD reported.
Power lines were downed, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was notified, police said.