The Long Beach Post reported about a four-car wreck on the Pacific Coast Highway Tuesday, September 29 that law enforcement agencies believe was sparked by a speeding driver who was operating a vehicle under the influence.
Just before 5:00 p.m., according to investigators, a 31-year-old Norwalk man was headed southbound on the Pacific Coast Highway at a high rate of speed in a 2015 Nissan Altima, along with three passengers. The driver swerved into oncoming traffic near Loynes Avenue, striking a 1994 Nissan pickup truck and a 2010 Toyota Prius before getting knocked back into the southbound lanes and hitting a 2008 Honda Pilot.
Three of the four occupants of the Altima were taken to a local hospital for treatment; the fourth was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after efforts were made to save him. Two passengers in the Prius and one in the Honda were also hospitalized with minor injuries.
According to authorities, all drivers were cooperative and stayed at the scene. The Altima’s driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and murder, with a two million dollar bail.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding the collision to contact Detective Kelsey Myers 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 800-222-8477 or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.