Driver killed after SUV crashes, lands on top of planter in Woodland Hills

A driver died after her SUV hit a curb, initiating a crash that went 1,200 feet before the SUV ended up on top of a planter in Woodland Hills early Saturday morning, Dec. 18, authorities said.

The female driver was ejected from the wreckage, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Officer Norma Eisenman said.

Investigators believe the driver was speeding eastbound on Victory Boulevard when, for unknown reasons, she veered and hit the curb, Eisenman said. The SUV landed on top of a planter wall on the south side of Victory Boulevard just east of Owensmouth Avenue and near Westfield Topanga & The Village.

Police received a call from a passerby just after 12:20 a.m., Eisenman said.

Galit Peretz was in a vehicle on Victory Boulevard near Topanga Canyon Boulevard when someone passed on her left side, she told RMG News at the scene.

“It was like the wind,” she said. “It was so fast.”

She said she saw one of the SUV’s wheels fall off early in the crash.

The driver’s name and age were not available. Investigators were still working to determine the cause of the crash.

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