Driver killed in Whittier crash

WHITTIER — A man died Tuesday after his Jeep collided with a tree on Slauson Avenue, police said.
The crash took place about 11:30 a.m. in the 12300 block of Slauson Avenue, near the Santa Fe Springs border, Whittier police Lt. Randy Inman said.
The investigation remained in its early stages, however the lieutenant said it initially appeared the driver was the only person inside the Jeep when it crashed into a tree.
Firefighters worked to free the man from the wreckage, but he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene, Inman said.
No further details were immediately available as the investigation continued Tuesday afternoon.

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