(Reuters) — A statement from the editor-in-chief of online
news outlet BuzzFeed reporting that Hastings, 33, had been killed, gave
no details of the accident, and neither Los Angeles police nor the
county coroner's office would confirm his death.
But police said a man who had not been identified
was killed before dawn on Monday when his car slammed into a tree near
Hollywood and burst into flames in what authorities say was the only
fatal traffic accident reported in the city during the day.