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Salma Hayek's brother lost control of car in deadly crash, police say

Authorities say the man who was killed Sunday when Salma Hayek’s brother crashed his sports car was a 43-year-old Mexican national.

Sami Hayek, 40, was driving a 2006 Ford GT eastbound on a curvy stretch of Sunset Boulevard near Mapleton Drive in Beverly Crest at 4:20 p.m. when he lost control and crossed into the street's westbound lanes, colliding with a Toyota Tacoma truck, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Investigators didn’t say how fast Hayek was driving when he allegedly lost control.

A 43-year-old passenger in the GT, whose name was being withheld pending notification of family members, suffered major blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Hayek suffered several broken ribs and a cut on his head, authorities said. The 20-year-old driver of the truck broke a foot, they said.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact LAPD detectives with the West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0234. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or by texting 274637, with a message beginning with “LAPD.”

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