Salma Hayek’s Brother Sami Involved in Fatal Car Crash

Salma and Sami Hayek

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updated 02/24/2014 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 02/24/2014 AT 3:55 PM ET

Salma Hayek’s brother drove his sportscar into oncoming traffic along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles over the weekend, causing a fatal crash, according to the LAPD.

Sami Hayek, 40, was driving eastbound in his 2006 Ford GT along a windy stretch between the Playboy Mansion and UCLA around 4:50 p.m. on Sunday when he lost control, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a pickup truck, according to an LAPD statement released Monday.

The LAPD says the accident left three people injured, including Hayek, who cut his head and broke several ribs, the 20-year-old driver of the pickup, who broke a foot and complained of pain in other areas, and Hayek’s passenger, a 43-year-old man from Mexico who died from major blunt force trauma and whose identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Hayek’s car was a limited-production, approximately 600 horsepower street-legal race car with a top speed electronically limited to 205 mph.

Police say they’re looking for witnesses, and it’s too early to say what caused the crash or how fast Hayek may have been going.


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