A multi-vehicle accident in East Whittier in the early morning of Jan. 1 claimed the lives of two individuals, sources indicate. According to a California Highway Patrol representative, it is unclear whether one of the drivers was impaired at the time of the crash, and the investigation is ongoing.
A 28-year-old man with a history of drunk driving caused a Dec. 14 accident in Alhambra that involved 13 other people, officials said. The incident reportedly happened around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Poplar Boulevard and Fremont Avenue, where several pedestrians were admiring Christmas lights.
An accident on the southern California coast has taken the life of a 29-year-old woman and sent two people to the hospital. The residents of the area near the accident stated that the spot where it occurred, an intersection in Oceanside, was known to be particularly dangerous. However, witnesses of the wreck said that the truck that caused the multi-vehicle collision was not driving in a safe or appropriate manner.
A 67-year-old man driving a Toyota Tundra died on Highway 79 near Temecula on Nov. 14. According to the California Highway Patrol, as the driver was approaching a curve in the road, he crossed the double yellow lines in an attempt to pass the tractor-trailer in front of him. The tractor-trailer was traveling at about 30 mph, perhaps because of the weather, which was dark and rainy.
Troopers with the California Highway Patrol reported that shortly before 2 a.m. on Oct. 27, a two-car collision near Stockton claimed the life of a Lodi man and left three other people injured. Authorities believe a drunk driver caused the crash.
The San Diego Fire and Rescue Department and local police officers were on the scene of an injury accident in the community of City Heights on Oct. 22. At about 10:30 a.m., a Nissan pickup truck traveling north on 54th Street proceeded through a red light and struck a Prius that had been heading east on University Avenue.
According to police, a Sept. 11 accident in Ontario involving a big rig killed a motorist. Police suspect that alcohol was a contributing factor in the deadly event.
An accident that occurred at an intersection in Bakersfield around 12:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 has left two people dead and one person injured. According to police, the collision took place when sedan read-ended a compact car, causing the compact car to catch fire and trap its three occupants inside.
A 28-year-old California woman has received a sentence of 15 years to life in prison for a fatal car accident that happened in 2011. The charges were second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter with intoxication and evading charges.
A 19-year-old man from El Monte was killed in accident along the 210 Freeway around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, when a vehicle headed the wrong way struck another car. A Honda sedan was going eastbound when it collided in a head-on crash with a Nissan. Authorities said that the operator of the Nissan was declared dead on the scene. A 16-year-old female passenger, who police said was identified as the girlfriend of the man who was killed, suffered injuries due to the accident.