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A 61-year-old woman was killed in a Huntington Beach car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred the night of Jan. 1 on Gothard Street near Cedar Avenue. Police say a 2013 Nissan Rogue driven by a 17-year-old male from Westminster drove north in southbound lanes on Gothard and crashed into a 2016 Kia Soul. Continue reading →

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A teenager was injured in a Huntington Beach car accident, which officials say was caused by a driver who might have been operating under the influence. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the crash occurred the night of Dec. 23 near Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue. Continue reading →

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Joseph Awaida, 30, and his 3-year-old son, Omar, were killed in a pedestrian accident in Long Beach on Halloween night, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a KTLA news report, the toddler was walking along a sidewalk with his father and mother when the group was struck by a 2002 Toyota Sequoia traveling south on Country Club Drive. The SUV was approaching Los Cerritos Park when the driver failed to make a turn and drove onto the sidewalk. Continue reading →

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A 13-year-old boy was struck and critically injured in a Glendale pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a driver who had a blood-alcohol level of nearly four times the legal limit. According to a KTLA news report, the driver, 63-year-old Christopher Dean Carone was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving after the crash, which occurred the night of Aug. 23 in a crosswalk in the 2800 block of Verdugo Road in front of Glorietta Park. Continue reading →

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Shannon McDonald, 43, a Los Angeles Commissioner and long-time Lancaster resident, was killed in a suspected DUI crash. According to a Fox11 news report, the crash occurred near 40th Street West and Avenue L in Lancaster. Police say McDonald was driving a Chevy Suburban SUV when a suspected drunk driver in a pickup truck attempted to turn left and crashed into the SUV. Police say, based on preliminary investigations, that the driver of the truck may have failed to yield the right of way. Continue reading →

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A male pedestrian was killed after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash that officials say was caused by a driver who was under the influence. According to a KTLA news report, 27-year-old Jacob Gralitzer was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence after the incident that occurred the night of Aug. 1 near several businesses on Melrose and Martel avenues. Continue reading →

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A driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol when her car crashed into a South Los Angeles apartment has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. According to a KTLA news report, Nicole Marks, 44, was sleeping next to her 4-year-old daughter in their apartment when a car slammed into her bedroom in a building near Main Street and 87th Street Place. The crash caused fragments from the wall to fatally strike Marks. Her daughter was not seriously injured. Continue reading →

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Sladen John Mohl, 19, was killed in a Torrance pedestrian accident that involved three vehicles and according to officials, a 16-year-old driver who was under the influence, the Daily Breeze reports. The fatal incident occurred the night of April 18 at the intersection of Sepulveda and Hawthorne boulevards. When officers arrived, they found the injured pedestrian being treated by paramedics, but he died shortly afterwards from his injuries. Officers arrested a 16-year-old driver who they suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Continue reading →

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An Anaheim Police Department employee sustained critical injuries when her vehicle was hit by a driver, who officials say, is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs the afternoon of March 9. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the suspect, 34-year-old Jose Alfredo Alcantar Garcia, earlier that day was involved in an unrelated incident in which he struck another vehicle and fled the scene. The police department employee, a traffic control assistant, was in a stopped marked vehicle performing traffic control duties on La Palma Avenue when she was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Continue reading →

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Five people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, was caused by a driver who was under the influence. According to a KTLA news report, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of Feb. 22 at First and Chicago streets in Boyle Heights. Officials say the driver, Joshua Garcia, attempted to flee after the crash, but was arrested soon afterward. Continue reading →

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