A 38-year-old man was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree on Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica early Sunday, March 30th, police said.
The man, identified as Keoni Lucas of West Los Angeles was driving his sport utility vehicle in the 2600 block of Ocean Park Boulevard shortly before 1 a.m. when the vehicle hit a large tree in the center median, Santa Monica police Lt. Alex Padilla said.
The vehicle was traveling at approximately 85 miles per hour at the time of impact, Padilla said.
The driver, who was ejected from the vehicle in the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene, Padilla said.
The results of toxicology tests are pending.
Police said it did not appear that any other vehicle was involved in the accident.
Investigators from the Santa Monica Police Department Major Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating the accident.