Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wrong-way Driver Kills Six in Southern California Freeway

Southern California Freeway Car Crash Kills 6. 
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San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Watchara Phomicinda.
A new mom was reportedly arrested following a fatal car crash along a Southern California Freeway after a fatal head-on collision involving multiple vehicles.

According to recent news reports, four members of a family and two other people, including the sister of the female driver arrested for drunk driving and manslaughter, were killed in an early morning crash in Diamond Bar, a suburb east of Los Angeles, California.

Based on initial investigation, the driver of the Chevy Camaro, who was later identified as Olivia Culbreath, 21, was traveling north in the southbound lanes of State Route 57 before switching lanes to the east in the west bound lanes of State Route 60. As a result, the Chevy Camaro collided head-on with a Ford Explorer.

Four people were pronounced dead at the scene while two others died at the hospital where they were immediately transported.

As for the driver of the Chevy Camaro, Cubreath was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter after being pulled in the severely mangled vehicle. She was currently in serious condition at a Los Angeles County hospital with a broken femur and ruptured bladder.

So far, authorities are waiting for Culbreath to gain her consciousness for an interview.

Meanwhile, during the investigation, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer has described the accident scene as horrific. Unrecognizable tangle of metals are everywhere within 10 yards from the incident. Even the Chevy Camaro was barely recognizable following the crash.

Witnesses told the authorities that the Camaro was speeding up to 100 mph according to reports.

Also, the evidence gathered from the scene included a can of alcoholic beverage. Thus, authorities considered alcohol as a factor to the incident.

Their suspicion was further consolidated by the statement of Culbreath’s friend that the group had been on a girl’s night out.