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Diamond Bar: Six Killed in Crash with Wrong-Way Driver


Posted on Feb 10, 2014

At about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2014, six people were killed in a crash with a wrong-way driver in Diamond Bar, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on the westbound 60 Freeway in a red Chevy Camaro, 21-year-old Olivia Carolee Culbreath, of Fontana, collided head-on with a red Ford Explorer. A Ford Freestyle was also involved in the crash. Four people were declared dead at the scene, and two succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. Culbreath suffered major trauma and remains hospitalized. Authorities arrested her on suspicion of felony DUI and felony manslaughter.

 

Every day in the United States, nearly 30 people lose their lives in alcohol-related motor vehicle collisions, which amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 10,228 lives were claimed in DUI crashes in 2010, accounting for about 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the country. Annually, alcohol-related accidents cost the nation more than $51 billion.

 

After a fatal accident, the families of the victims may hold the at-fault driver liable for their losses through the civil claims process. To learn more about filing a civil claim, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us online.

 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the six people who were killed this accident.

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