GRIFFITH PARK, CALIFORNIA – The accident occurred on Interstate 5 Friday morning, California Highway Patrol said. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was driving at a “high rate of speed.”
The fatal crash happened near Colorado Street around 7 a.m. when the 20-year-old victim was driving on the southbound side of the freeway at high speeds, hitting one vehicle with three passengers, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Authorities said the victim’s Toyota Prius rolled several times, and the driver was catapulted onto the sign. CHP said the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
The people in the second vehicle were said to be OK.
Two lanes were closed due to the accident investigation.