KTLA reports that three people were killed, and three were arrested for DUI following a multi-vehicle crash in Norwalk over the weekend.
According to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:20 a.m., the driver of a 2017 Honda was traveling in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 when he crashed into a sound barrier south of Florence Avenue. The Honda was disabled as a result of the crash.
Just as a tow truck driver stopped his tow vehicle behind the Honda to render assistance, the driver of a 2011 Kia rear-ended the tow truck, killing a female passenger in his car.
A third driver in a 2015 Toyota also crashed into the rear end of the tow truck. Two male passengers in the Toyota were also reported dead at the scene.
The driver of the Honda, identified as Clarence Hill, was arrested at the scene on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.
The driver of the Kia, Hector Rivera, was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the crash. He was later arrested on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.
The driver of the Toyota, Luis Marroquin, was also taken to the hospital and later arrested on several charges including DUI and two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter.
The investigation is ongoing.
On behalf of the attorneys and staff of our firm, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims at this difficult time.