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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.

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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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