VAN NUYS (CNS) – A woman killed when a wrong-way vehicle driven by a possibly impaired motorist slammed head-on into another vehicle on a Van Nuys street was identified today.
Analeyda Rivas was 22 years old, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Three other people — including a child — were injured in the crash, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Paramedics rushed them to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately available.
The crash was reported at 3:18 a.m. Sunday at Saticoy Street and Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
A westbound vehicle crossed into eastbound lanes on Saticoy and crashed into the vehicle in which Rivas was a front-seat passenger, causing it to hit a power pole, an LAPD dispatcher said. The woman died at the scene.
The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was detained on suspicion of DUI, the LAPD said.
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