My News LA reports that a 76-year-old woman has died after a wrong-way crash with a suspected DUI driver.
California Highway Patrol Officer G. Alvarez said in a statement that the crash happened on Saturday, March 12 at approximately 6:15 a.m. at 24045 Woolsey Canyon Road near Valley Circle Boulevard.
Investigators found that 57-year-old Nohemi Harrison of West Hills drove her 2021 Porsche over the double yellow line and struck a 2003 Nissan driven by a 76-year-old woman head-on. Detectives believe that Harrison was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the crash.
The California Highway Patrol, Firefighters, and Paramedics responded to the scene of the crash. The victim inside the Nissan was rushed to Northridge Hospital. Despite all life-saving efforts made by emergency crews and doctors, the woman later died as the result of injuries she suffered in the crash.
Harrison was transported to West Hills Hospital, where she was treated for her injuries, released, and arrested by authorities on felony DUI charges. Other charges may be pending in the case.
Officer Alvarez told reporters that Woolsey Canyon Road was closed for approximately five hours while the crash was being investigated and wreckage and debris were cleared from the site.
The accident is currently under investigation. The California Highway Patrol is asking anyone with any information about the crash to contact the West Valley Office of the CHP at (818) 888-0980 or call the CHP public hotline at (323) 259-3200.