A 27-year-old male passenger was killed when the car he was riding in, driven by an allegedly drunken driver, rear-ended an SUV on the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Bell Gardens, police said Sunday.
At about 4:15 a.m., a 26-year-old man from South Gate was driving a 2012 Honda Civic south of Florence Avenue and the Clara Street overpass, said California Highway Patrol Officer Gomez.
While driving at an unsafe speed, the driver abruptly slowed down due to another collision ahead and collided with the rear of a 1999 Ford Expedition, Gomez said.
The passenger in the Civic, an unidentified man also from South Gate, suffered fatal injuries and died at Saint Francis Hospital, he said.
The driver was arrested for allegedly drunken driving, Gomez said.
He suffered moderate injuries and was also taken to Saint Francis Hospital.
The driver of the Expedition was not hurt.
— City News Service
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: