Updated at 5 p.m. Nov. 6, 2016
A 4-month-old girl was fatally injured, four other people were hurt and one of those injured, a 26-year-old Pasadena man, was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving in a three-vehicle crash on the northbound Pasadena (110) Freeway in Elysian Park, authorities said.
The collision was reported about 6:40 p.m. Saturday, on the northbound Pasadena Freeway in the tunnels on the Arroyo Seco Parkway just south of the Golden State (5) Freeway, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The infant girl was found pulse-less and not breathing and was taken to a hospital in grave condition, Humphrey said.
“Unfortunately, the child succumbed to her injuries at the hospital,” California Highway Patrol Officer Stephan Brandt said.
A 9-year-old girl, a 23-year-old woman and a 48-year-old woman were also hospitalized in serious condition. Their current conditions were unknown. Twenty-six-year-old Jared Silvestri, who was arrested, was treated for a minor injury, Humphrey said. They were all transported to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
For undetermined reasons, a 48-year-old woman in a 2006 Chrysler began slowing down and moving toward the right shoulder at the same time a 2001 Chevrolet driven by Silvestri was speeding toward her direction, according to the CHP.
As the Chrysler was slowing and halfway onto the right shoulder, the rear end of the Chrysler was struck by the front end of Silvestri’s vehicle.
After the crash, both vehicles careened out of control and struck another vehicle — also a 2001 Chevrolet, the CHP reported. No one was injured in that third vehicle.
Silvestri was arrested at 7:23 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of felony drunken driving, the CHP reported. He may now face additional charges since the child has died, according to authorities.
The CHP issued a SigAlert, closing lanes 2, 3 and 4. The lanes were reopened and the SigAlert cancelled at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the CHP.
–City News Service
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