Echo Park: A woman was killed, and the male driver is in serious condition after slamming into a power pole and wall on Temple Street in Echo Park. The female passenger was ejected onto the Southbound 101 Freeway lanes below, just north of the 110 interchange.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded initially to 1278 West Temple Street early Thursday morning with Heavy Rescue 3, and was able to cut the driver from the vehicle. He was transported to a local area hospital in serious condition. While firefighters were transporting, they located a female passenger who had been ejected onto the freeway. It is unknown if she was struck by vehicles traveling southbound.
California Highway Patrol Central Division had multiple lanes closed on the 101 just north of the 110 Freeway. The Los Angeles Police Department had Temple Street closed in both directions as well. LAPD requested L.A. Department of Transportation and the Department of Water and Power for a downed light pole.