The Los Angeles Daily News reported that a woman was arrested in connection with a four vehicle crash in Sherman Oaks. The crash happened on the 101 Freeway.
The arrested woman was taken to the hospital after the crash with moderate injuries. Police state that the woman was intoxicated by alcohol during the crash. According to the police report, she rear-ended an Isuzu box truck with her Honda east of Van Nuys Boulevard just after midnight and pushed both vehicles toward the center divider wall and into the opposing lanes.
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“The collision with the center divider wall, and subsequent collision from the 2017 Honda, caused significant intrusion to the passenger compartment of the Isuzu,” stated the California Highway Patrol. Two people in the truck died, including a 15-year-old boy. The box truck driver was hospitalized with moderate injuries, while the driver of the car that hit the truck head-on was hospitalized with major injuries.
The fourth vehicle was hit by concrete debris from the destruction of the wall, but the driver escaped without injury.
Our condolences go out to the families of the slain victims. We hope that everyone who was injured makes a full recovery. If the driver was intoxicated at the time of the incident, she will now face serious criminal and potentially civil charges.