Wrong-Way Crash Kills 6 on LA Area Highway

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

POMONA, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a wrong-way driver on a Southern California freeway has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after causing a pre-dawn crash with multiple vehicles that left six people dead.

A California Highway Patrol spokesman tells the Los Angeles Times that the 21-year-old female driver was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and felony manslaughter in connection with the 4:40 a.m. accident on the westbound Pomona freeway, or State Route 60, in Diamond Bar.

Four people were pronounced dead at the scene, and two people died at an area hospital.

The spokesman says the driver is in serious condition at a Los Angeles County hospital with a broken femur and a ruptured bladder.

Authorities are seeking blood tests.

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