One Fatal and Four Others Injured in Van Nuys Head-On Crash
Los Angeles, CA (July 17, 2023) – A 21-year-old woman died at the scene following a Van Nuys head-on crash involving an alleged drunk driver in Los Angeles. Four others, including an 11-year-old girl, also sustained injuries. According to NBC Los Angeles, the crash was reported at 3:18 am on Sunday.
A 21-year-old woman died at the scene of a Van Nuys head-on crash involving an alleged drunk driver. Four others also sustained injuries.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported a fatal Van Nuys head-on crash involving an alleged drunk driver and at least five victims.
A 21-year-old woman died at the scene. Four other people, including an 11-year-old girl, sustained injuries in the crash.
According to police, a westbound man suspected of driving under the influence veered into eastbound lanes and collided with another vehicle. He then struck a power pole.
The man was later detained on suspicion of DUI.
Right now, additional information regarding this Van Nuys head-on crash is yet to be available.
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