Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash

My News LA reports that one person was killed in a crash on the Long Beach Freeway on Monday. Police have arrested a driver on suspicion of  DUI for his role in the 4-vehicle crash.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP)  said that the fatal crash happened on Monday, April 18, at approximately 1:00 a.m. when a 32-year-old woman was driving a 2013 Toyota sedan that was stopped and possibly disabled in the # 2 lane of the northbound 710 Freeway. The Toyota was rear-ended by a 2002 Chevrolet driven by 60-year-old Alfonzo Star, who was also heading northbound. 

The driver of an 18-wheeler topped his big rig partially on the shoulder and partially in the # 3 lane of the freeway. The driver of a 2018 Ford then swerved to the right trying to avoid the 3 stopped vehicles in front of them but slid into both the Toyota and the semi-tractor trailer rig.

California Highway Patrol officers, fire crews, and paramedics responded to the crash. The 32-year-old woman driving the Toyota was declared dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported at the time of the news release.

Star was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The accident is still currently under investigation. The CHP is asking anyone with further information regarding the crash to contact them at (424) 551-4000. 

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