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.

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Comments (2)
  1. BD McGee says:

    thin the herd.

  2. g says:

    A corrupt DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco U.S. Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

    It turned out that my call brought down a thriving theft ring centered in the San Francisco Bay Area involving many D.O.J. and other law enforment employees. They where creating fictitious suspects and stealing from them.

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