26-Year-Old Woman Killed After Suspected Drunk Driver Collides Into Spun-Out Vehicle
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after his car collided with another car, that had spun-out, on a rain-slicked freeway near Dodger Stadium early Saturday, killing the spun-out driver.
The collision occurred around 2:10 a.m. on the southbound 110 Freeway near Dodger Stadium, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Katherine Valle, 26, was killed, as her passengers evacuated her disabled 2001 Honda sedan, according to Coroner’s Lt. David Smith.
Valle was a Los Angeles resident. However, no specific neighborhood of residence has been released.
Valle’s car became disabled in the number one and two lanes of the freeway, facing the wrong way after spinning out, according to a statement from the CHP.
Two of Valle’s passengers were able to rush out of the vehicle out of the vehicle when a 2000 Mercury smashed into it, killing Valle.
Another passenger who was still in the stricken Honda, a 23-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision.
The allegedly drunken motorist, a resident of Los Angeles, was taken to a local hospital, where he was later arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. His identity has not been released.
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