The National Transportation Highway Administration has found that approximately 28 people are killed in DUI crashes every day. The federal agency also found that many DUI crashes happen between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. In every case, these deaths were 100% preventable.
The Los Angeles Times reports that two people were killed in a crash along the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 1, 2021.
A suspected drunk driver was arrested early Sunday after a collision left two people dead.
According to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol, 30-year-old Wamervee Walton was heading southbound on the 110 Freeway near the Slason Avenue exit when she broadsided a Hyundai Elantra with her Buick Regal.
Officers were dispatched to the scene. A 43-year-old male driver and a 40-year-old female passenger inside the Hyundai were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
California Highway Patrol officers placed Walton under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The accident is currently under investigation. No further information was available at the time of the report.
The California Highway Patrol is asking anyone who has any information about the crash to contact the Los Angeles Division at (213) 744-2331.