Woman Killed, Boy Injured in Crash on Hollywood Freeway Near East Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 23-year-old woman was killed in a crash on the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway in the East Hollywood area and a two-year-old boy who was also in the car was hospitalized this morning with a head injury.

The crash occurred near Santa Monica Boulevard about 9:25 p.m. Monday when the Hyundai Accent slammed into a wall along the right-hand side of the freeway, according to Officer A. Rice of the California Highway Patrol.

A preliminary investigation determined the 2012 Hyundai Accent had gone off the freeway onto an embankment, striking several objects and crashing into a fence before returning to the freeway and coming to a stop in the No. 4 lane, Rice said.

A toddler was found in the car and taken to Children's Hospital Los Angeles in unknown condition with a head injury, Rice said.

The victim was identified as Arin Pugh of Los Angeles.

It was unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, Rice said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was urged to call the Central Los Angeles California Highway Patrol Office at 213-744-2331.

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