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Driver, 23, Killed When His Car Slams Into Power Pole On Freeway Off Ramp

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SOUTH GATE (CBS) — A 23-year-old driver was killed Saturday evening when his car slammed into a power pole and tree on an off ramp of the 105 Freeway.

South Gate police said the accident was reported just after 10:50 p.m. Saturday.

The accident occurred on Somerset Ranch Road near Paramount Boulevard. Lt. Keith Hupp said it appeared the driver died almost instantly.

A female passenger was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, Hupp said.

It is unclear why the man lost control of the vehicle.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his family.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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