Suspected DUI-Related Deadly Wreck on 105 Freeway

NBC Channel 4 Los Angeles News reported Saturday on a fatal accident on the 105 Freeway that involved three vehicles and claimed the life of a woman just two days after her eighteenth birthday. 

The crash, that involved three vehicles, five injuries, and a fatality, was caused by an allegedly drunk driver hurtling the wrong way in the westbound lanes of the Century (105) Freeway in South Los Angeles. It took place at 3:05 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, according to the California Highway Patrol, when a 24-year-old man behind the wheel of a 1999 Honda entered the westbound lanes headed east and struck a 2012 Honda carrying five people. 

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death of the front-seat passenger, an 18-year-old Bermuda Dunes woman who turned eighteen just Thursday. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.  An eighteen-year-old Coachella man driving the 2012 Honda and a 29-year-old Coachella woman who was a backseat passenger were taken to St. Francis Medical Center with major injuries. The other two passengers, a 28-year-old La Quinta woman and a 28-year-old Thousand Palms woman, were taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey with major injuries. 

The allegedly drunk driver was also taken to St Francis Medical Center with moderate injuries, where he was placed under arrest for suspicion of felony DUI. 

The crash closed all westbound lanes of the 105 for several hours. No details have been released about the third vehicle supposedly involved in the wreck. 


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