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1 Man Dead, 2 Women Badly Hurt When Accused Drunk Driver Slams Into Stopped Car

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CHINO (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 24-year-old man was killed and two women badly hurt when their stopped car was hit from behind by a suspected drunk driver in the San Fernando Valley.

Officials only described the fatality as a 24-year-old Chino resident. The two women were identified as a 30-year-old San Bernardino resident and a 23-year-old from Fontana. A CHP report said both suffered “major injuries.”

The man was reportedly standing outside a 2008 silver Toyota Scion on the 101 Freeway when it was hit from behind by 31-year-old Robert Graves, who was reportedly driving under the influence.

Authorities said Graves, a resident of Reseda, sustained minor injuries in the crash on the westbound side of the freeway at the Balboa Boulevard exit.

The crash was reported to the CHP just before 4:!5 a.m.

Graves, driving a 2008 Toyota 4Runner, failed to see the Scion that was stopped in a traffic lane, according to the statement.

The SUV struck the car and the Chino man. Officials said the deceased was pushed under the 4Runner, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.

Graves was booked on suspicion of drunken driving.

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