By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A female driver was killed after appearing to pass out at the wheel and collide with a semi-truck in Van Nuys early Monday morning, authorities said.

Sept. 27, 2021. (CBSLA)

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The crash occurred at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Odessa Avenue at 2:13 a.m.

According to Los Angeles police, a woman in her 20s fell asleep or passed out while driving a Toyota Prius westbound on Victory Boulevard, drifted and rear-ended a big-rig truck.

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She died at the scene. She was not immediately identified. The driver of the big-rig was not hurt.

Officers found an open container of alcohol in her Prius, police said. Its unclear if alcohol contributed to the wreck.

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The intersection was shut down for several hours while police investigated.