WESTCHESTER (CBSLA.com) — A wrong-way driver is blamed for a violent crash Sunday morning on the 405 Freeway in Westchester.

Motorists of the southbound side of the freeway began calling California Highway Patrol around 2:45 a.m. saying a driver was headed northbound.

Within five minutes, the driver collided with a southbound vehicle, near Howard Hughes Parkway, CHP reported.

Five people were transported to a hospital and two of them were listed in critical condition.

The driver was able to walk after the crash while CHP questioned him.

He was later placed under arrest.


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