2 Separate Wrong-Way Car Accidents Leave 4 People Dead
Southern California roads were especially dangerous on the evening of November 19, 2017. In 2 separate accidents, 4 people lost their lives. Both crashes were caused by wrong-way driving on Southern California freeways, resulting in deadly head-on collisions.
The first accident involved a Toyota Camry, which was spotted driving the wrong way down the 5 freeway in San Fernando. Sources say the driver was traveling at high speeds and continued driving all the way to the 118 freeway in Porter Ranch, where the Camry collided with a Silver Lexus. The crash occurred near De Soto Avenue, where the driver, 38-year-old Christian Glenn, and a victim both died at the scene. A passenger inside the Lexus, who was identified as Brooklyn Acker, a 25-year-old from Simi Valley, was transported to the hospital and is in unknown condition.
In the second accident, a Dodge Challenger and Honda Odyssey crashed while one of the vehicles was driving the wrong way on the 605 freeway in Baldwin Park. The crash occurred near Ramona Boulevard at roughly 12:30 a.m., and left both drivers dead. The drivers were only publicly identified as a 35-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man. The passenger in the Challenger, 23-year-old Leticia Lopez, reportedly suffered a collapsed lung and fractured foot.
Local authorities continue to investigate the circumstances and causes of both crashes. It is not yet confirmed whether or not drugs or alcohol were involved.
Our team at BD&J, PC offers our most sincere condolences to the families who lost loved ones in these tragic crashes. We understand how difficult it can be to suffer such an unexpected loss and we offer thoughts of comfort as they cope with the loss of their loved ones.
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