ARLETA (  —  Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Arleta Saturday evening.

The driver of a 1999 Chevy Astro Van, who was identified as Arsen Panasian, 41, of Van Nuys, was driving westbound on Branford Street when he collided with a Toyota Camry, carrying the two deceased individuals.

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The victims were identified as husband and wife Alfred and Alma Chacon, 62 and 61.

The crash was reported around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

LAFD responded to the scene and attempted to administer life-saving medical treatment to the Chacons. However, they were unsuccessful.

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Panasian was arrested due to circumstances surrounding the collission.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

CBS2’s Brittney Hopper reporting from the scene said that the driver of the second vehicle has been arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence.


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