Speed may be cause of Hayek brother's deadly crash

February 26, 2014
File-This Oct. 22, 2011 file photo shows Salma Hayek, right, her daughter Valentina Pinault, and her brother Sami Hayek, center, with Daniela Villegas, left, arrive at a premiere at The Regency Village Theater in Westwood, Calif. Sami Hayek was hospitalized with broken ribs after being involved in a Los Angeles car crash that killed his passenger on Sunday Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Katy Winn,File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say speed may be a factor in a deadly crash involving Salma Hayek's brother.

Lt. Andrew Neiman tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1kckrm2 ) that 40-year-old Sami Hayek may have been going too fast on a curvy stretch of Sunset Boulevard when he lost control of a high-powered Ford GT Sunday afternoon.

Neiman says the muscle car fishtailed, crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck.

The crash broke Hayek's ribs and killed his passenger, photographer and Grammy-winning art director Ian Cuttler Sala.

The pickup driver suffered a broken foot.

Neiman says no drugs or alcohol were involved.

The actress's younger brother is a furniture designer. Efforts to reach him and Salma Hayek were unsuccessful.

According to his website, the 43-year-old Cuttler won a Grammy for his design of the "Johnny Cash: The Legend" music box set.