Early on Saturday morning, two victims were killed after a car smashed into a big rig. The driver of the vehicle was supposedly under the influence.
The accident took place at about 2:50 a.m. on the southbound side of the 405 Freeway at Rosecrans Avenue. According to the police report, a 2008 Toyota, in which the two victims were riding slammed into a big rig and then was hit by a Volvo.
The driver of the Toyota and another passenger were taken to the hospital for moderate injuries; the other two passengers were declared dead at the scene. The conditions of the two survivors are unknown at this time.
The alleged DUI driver is Marvin Arriola, 30. He has been arrested on suspicion, but was treated for his injuries first.
Injuries were reported for the driver of the Volvo as well, but the big rig operator was unharmed.
The two 25-year-old victims have been identified as Stefanie Ramirez and Rene Romero from Compton, California. The cause of the accident has been identified as the level of Arriola’s intoxication and the high speeds at which he was driving.
The scene of the accident, including the Rosecrans off ramp and right lane of the freeway were closed for a large chunk of the morning while California Highway Patrol investigated the crash.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney who will assist you with identifying negligence, filing claims; and can ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation for the damages that you have suffered, including punitive damages in the event of serious injury or death.