Monday, February 10, 2014
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — A suspected drunk driver sped the wrong way on a Southern California freeway, causing a pre-dawn crash that killed six people.
The California Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Olivia Culbreath of Fontana was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter after being pulled from a badly mangled Chevy Camaro on State Route 60.
CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said the crash scene in this suburb east of Los Angeles was horrific. Three people were ejected from their cars and the Camaro was barely recognizable.
Authorities said Culbreath was traveling north in the southbound lanes of State Route 57 before transitioning east in the westbound lanes of State Route 60, where the collisions began.
Witnesses told dispatchers the Camaro was speeding up to 100 mph.