A motorist seen weaving in lanes and driving on the right shoulder of the Ventura (101) Freeway moments before his Honda slammed into the center divider was a 29-year-old Arleta resident who died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported Monday.
Another driver was seriously hurt when her Mazda T-boned the disabled Honda Accord, which was straddling the left lane of the westbound 101 at Woodman Avenue just after 2:40 a.m. Sunday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi.
The 2000 Honda’s driver was seen weaving in lanes and passing vehicles on the right shoulder before veering sharply left, going across all lanes and hitting the concrete center divider, the CHP reported.
A woman driving a 2015 Mazda 3 was unable to stop in time, and the car hit the Honda Accord that had come into her path, according to the CHP. Moments later, a 2006 Toyota Corolla struck the rear of the Mazda stopped in the far left lane.
The Honda’s driver was identified as Darrin G. Morales-Herrera, said Assistant Coroner Chief Ed Winter.
The Mazda driver, a 28-year-old woman from Encino, was taken to Cedars- Sinai Medical Center with major injuries.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla was uninjured.
The CHP’s West Valley office asked anyone who saw the crash to call investigators at (818) 888-0980.
— Wire reports