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Grammy Winner ID'd as Victim in Crash Involving Salma Hayek's Brother

The passenger in the two-seat sports car, an award-winning art director, was killed when it collided with a pickup on LA's Westside, police say



    Ford GT Driven by Sami Hayek Crashes With Pickup

    A Ford GT driven by the actress' brother collides with a Toyota Tacoma Sunday Feb. 23, 2014. Credit: RMG (Published Monday, Feb. 24, 2014)

    A Grammy Award-winning art director was killed when a Ford GT driven by the brother of actress Salma Hayek Monday morning was involved in a crash with a pickup Sunday evening on Sunset Boulevard.

    The crash occurred in the Beverly Crest area on Los Angeles' Westside at about 5 p.m. The driver of the 2006 Ford GT was identified as 40-year-old Sami Hayek, according to police.

    The passenger in the mid-engine, two-seat Ford sports car was killed in a head-on collision with a Toyota Tacoma pickup, police said. The victim, 43-year-old Ian Cuttler Sala, a Grammy Award-winning art director, died at the scene.

    Hayek, a Los Angeles-based designer of custom chairs, suffered broken ribs and cuts to the head, police said. He lost control of the vehicle traveling east on Sunset Boulevard and crossed into the westbound lanes, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The 20-year-old pickup driver suffered a broken foot, according to police.

    The GT is Ford's road-going version of its legendary GT40 endurance racing cars. The high-performance supercharged GT was produced from 2004 to 2006 and carried a price tag around $140,000.