Salma Hayek's Brother Sami Hayek Involved in Fatal Car Crash, Which Killed Grammy Award-Winning Art Director Ian Cuttler Sala

Celebrity News Feb. 25, 2014 AT 3:20PM
Salma Hayek and her brother Sami Hayek on November 2, 2013 Salma Hayek's brother Sami Hayek was involved in a fatal car crash on Sunday, Feb. 23; the passenger, Grammy Award-winning art director Ian Cuttler Sala, was killed Credit: Donato Sardella/Getty

Salma Hayek's younger brother was involved in a fatal car crash on Sunday, Feb. 23, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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According to the paper, Sami Hayek, 40, lost control of his Ford GT sports car and collided with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma truck on Sunset Boulevard near Mapleton Drive in the late afternoon. His passenger, Grammy-award winning art director Ian Cuttler Sala, 43, was killed at the scene. He "sustained major blunt-force trauma to his body," CNN reports.

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Photographer Ian Cuttler Sala attends the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2006
Photographer Ian Cuttler Sala attends the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2006
Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Sala won a Best Art Direction Grammy Award in 2006 for his work on Johnny Cash: The Legend box set. His personal website notes that he worked for Sony Music for nine years, and created visual campaigns for stars like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, and Billy Joel. After leaving the company, he became a full-time photographer. 

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Hayek -- an LA-based furniture designer -- suffered several broken ribs, and was treated at a Los Angeles hospital on Monday. The 20-year-old driver of the pickup, meanwhile, broke his left foot.

No charges have been filed from the incident.

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