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Crash hurts Salma Hayek's brother, kills passenger


LOS ANGELES (AP) - The brother of actress Salma Hayek was hospitalized with broken ribs after being involved in a Los Angeles car crash that killed his passenger.

Police Officer Zachary Hutchings says 40-year-old Sami Hayek was driving on Sunset Boulevard in a 2006 Ford GT on Sunday when he lost control and collided with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup.

Coroner's officials say the crash killed 43-year-old Ian Cuttler Sala. According to his website, Cuttler was a photographer and art director who won a Grammy for his design of the "Johnny Cash: The Legend" music box set.

The driver of the Tacoma, 20-year-old Alvin Gomez, suffered a broken foot.

Hayek broke several ribs.

Investigators haven't determined what caused Hayek to lose control.

Hayek, the younger brother of the actress, is a furniture designer.

Brother of Actress Salma Hayek Involved in Fatal Car Crash

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jjbz821 February 25 2014 at 1:14 PM

Accidents like this are horrible, no matter whose fault it is. I am so sorry for the whole Hayek family, and hope Sami hayek, Jr, recover quickly. Also I am sorry for the family of the passneger that was killed.

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bentbouy1 jjbz821 February 25 2014 at 5:22 PM

nice you threw in the mention of man killed

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dracura94 February 25 2014 at 4:25 PM

A fool and his money are soon parted.

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stanas999 dracura94 February 25 2014 at 5:52 PM

Only fools believe that.

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rubadub894 February 25 2014 at 4:23 PM

who is he and why do we care.

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evonie55 February 25 2014 at 12:07 PM

90% of the time, the drive survivies, while the passingers die. It is the drivers responsiblity for the safety of their passingers, whether your driving a bus, taxi, orprivate vehicle.

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WT February 25 2014 at 1:17 PM

Money has no bearing on driving ability.

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goodgrief61945 February 25 2014 at 4:07 PM

Speed kills. He should be charged with second degree murder.

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prosymom goodgrief61945 February 25 2014 at 4:14 PM

Were you there?

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Glenda Norris goodgrief61945 February 25 2014 at 4:44 PM

It say that they do not know the cause of the accident. It does not mention that he was speeding.

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rebekab42 February 25 2014 at 3:14 PM

Rather this is "news or not" according to one writer - it was a celebrity accident, you evidently thought that it was interesting enough to read and comment. So, you helped make it news by default.
My real questions for AOL is why are said people like "fredericmgreene" et.al allowed to make their comments about earning money in whichever fashion on a comment site that has nothing to do with the information of the news above-rather "newsworthy or not". Isn't there a special site for them to repeat ad nauseam their propaganda of earnings? They do this on many comment sites which have nothing to do with the news involved.
I hope that Sami Hayek and Alvin Gomez will be well in record time, and my prayers go out to the family of Ian Cuttler Sala - and this is what this article is about.

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'57mad February 25 2014 at 12:31 PM

can you say prison and multi million dollar lawsuit against Selma's brother. 30 mile an hour in the background says little brother was speeding out of control and now will pay for his stupidity.....for wreckless endangerment/homicide/involuntary manslaughter by Culpable Negligence while behind the wheel.

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'57mad February 25 2014 at 12:38 PM

to much money and to little brains to handle what it buys.

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magentarose10 '57mad February 25 2014 at 12:56 PM

Too & too, easy words!

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Bill February 25 2014 at 12:41 PM

I didn't know Selma changed her name to Salma.

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hatpillbill Bill February 25 2014 at 12:47 PM

It's always been SALMA

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marita hatpillbill February 25 2014 at 1:21 PM

Not many knows here, that him is a recognizes furnish designer in LA and NY!!!!

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