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Driver dies after car crashes into light pole, splits in two

A man was killed in Santa Fe Springs early Thursday after he crashed his car into a light pole, splitting the vehicle in two, authorities said.

The crash occurred at 1:24 a.m. near the corner of Norwalk Boulevard and Smith Avenue, said Whittier Police Lt. Steve Dean.

The man was driving a 2013 two-door Toyota, which hit the pole “dead center” at an unknown speed, Dean said.

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The man, who Dean said had to be extricated from the wreckage, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said the man had not been identified early Thursday.

Twitter: @MattStevensLAT

matt.stevens@latimes.com


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