Wrong Way Driver On The 210 Kills Himself, Other Driver In Crash

A wrong-way collision involving two vehicles just north of Los Angeles early Monday morning has left both drivers of those vehicles dead and another person seriously injured.

NBC Los Angeles reports that the fatal accident happened at approximately 2:40 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway just west of the Ocean Boulevard exit in the La Crescenta-Montrose area.

In a statement, Officer Dion Conley of the California Highway Patrol told reporters that dispatchers received a call for a wrong-way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway.

The CHP arrived to find both drivers dead with a passenger who was in one of the vehicles suffering from significant injuries.  The passenger was rushed to an area hospital for treatment, and they are listed in critical condition. 

Officials have not released the identity of the male passenger from Granada Hills, who suffered burns on his arms, legs, face, and neck in the crash.

Authorities have identified the two victims as 23-year-old Nicole Ardon of Sunland and 27-year-old James  Haddid of Pasadena.

Investigators say that Ardon was driving her 2016 Mazda 3 the wrong way on the freeway when she collided with a 2014 Honda Civic being driven by Haddid. 

The accident is still currently under investigation. So far, it is unknown whether impairment by drugs or alcohol played any role in the fatal crash. 

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