Las Vegas man killed in car accident on Interstate 10

SANTA MONICA, CA – A 58-year-old Las Vegas man died in an accident involving eight vehicles on the Santa Monica Freeway (10) in Santa Monica, authorities said Sunday

The accident on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway eastbound in front of the McClure Tunnel on the Lincoln Boulevard flyover was reported at 5.46pm on Saturday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Elizabeth Kravig and Santa Monica Fire Department Captain Patrick Nulty.

Witnesses told the CHP that the Las Vegas man drove a 2015 Land Rover at high speed before colliding with a 2021 Tesla and a 2009 Infiniti, which, according to CHP Officer G. Pepi, led the Infiniti to a 2016 Dodge collided.

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The Land Rover then collided with a 2019 Kia, overturned and collided with a 2018 Jeep, causing the Jeep to collide with a Honda and a Toyota, Pepi said.

A 29-year-old Santa Monica woman in the jeep was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, Pepi said. Two Infiniti passengers were rushed to hospital for treatment for minor injuries, the official said.

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The Las Vegas man’s name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The CHP investigation continued and it was not yet known whether alcohol and / or drugs played a role, Pepi said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert and all lanes to the east were temporarily closed at the site for the death and accident investigations. Lane no. 1 was released on Saturday at 7:50 p.m. and the entire motorway at 10:05 p.m.

– City news service

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Las Vegas man killed in car accident on Interstate 10

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