1 Killed, 9 Injured in Multiple Crashes on 5 Freeway
10 People Involved in Fatal DUI Accident in Irvine
Irvine, CA (August 21, 2018) – A drunk driver causes a series of accidents in Irvine, leading to fatality. The crashes occurred in the early morning hours of August 21 on the 5 Freeway.
Nine vehicles were involved in the accidents, which began on the southbound 5 Freeway near the 405. A drunk driver in a Dodge Challenger collided with another vehicle. A tow truck driver tried to alter traffic to the accident, but a second crash occurred just minutes later.
That accident began a chain reaction of accident, with nine vehicles involved. Emergency crews arrived to find 10 people involved. One woman died at the accident scene.
Eight people – including three children – were seriously injured and taken to a trauma center. One person suffered minor injuries
The condition of the DUI driver was unknown. He may be charged with the second crash as well. It is still under investigation.
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