One person was killed and another was injured Sunday in a wrong-way crash on the San Diego (405) Freeway in West Los Angeles that sent the other driver to jail for allegedly driving under the influence, authorities said.
The crash on the northbound freeway, at Getty Center Drive, occurred a little after 2:25 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.
Paramedics dispatched to the scene at 2:31 a.m. rushed one person to an area hospital, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. That person’s condition was not immediately known.
A vehicle was reportedly northbound on the freeway and made a U-turn just south of the Ventura (101) Freeway.
It was later reported that a 2010 Toyota Tacoma driven by 42-year-old Marco Abrego of Northridge was southbound in the northbound carpool lanes when it crashed into a 2000 Jaguar S driven by 43-year-old Joey Trianders Allen, just south of Getty Center Drive.
Abrego was arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, the CHP said. He was being held on $100,000 bail, according to jail records.
The deceased was identified as Allen, Department of Medical Examiner investigator Rudy Molano told KTLA News. He died at the scene.
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