Nation Mourns Family of 4, 2 Others Killed in Wrong-Way Freeway Crash

The California crash resulted in six fatalities. Investigators of the crash believe the contents of Culbreath's car indicate alcohol was involved.

A screen grab of a Tweet of the crash by @sgvnwatchara.
A screen grab of a Tweet of the crash by @sgvnwatchara.

By Michelle Mowad

The entire country is taking to social media to react to the deadly crash in Diamond Bar, Calif. Sunday.

A crash caused by a 21-year-old wrong-way driver going eastbound on the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway in L.A. County killed six people and injured at least one other person, authorities said.

The driver of the Camaro in the crash, Fontana resident Olivia Culbreath, was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving and felony manslaughter. Culbreath is at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in serious condition, according to the L.A. Times. 

Investigators of the crash believe the contents of Culbreath's car indicate alcohol was involved, the L.A. Times story said. 

Among those killed was a family of four, according to the Daily Mail. Media outlets around the world covered the story throughout the day.

As of Sunday evening the county coroner's office had only released the gender and age of those killed. Their names had not been released: two were 24-year-old women—one from Rialto and the other from Chino—the third was a 47-year-man, whose hometown was undetermined, Corral said. 

Also read: Updated: Wrong-Way Driver Kills Six in Diamond Bar

—City News Service contributed to this report.
Tony Royer February 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Thanks for the local news.... I am sure it is local to someone.
Parrotthead February 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM
And this in Tampa the other day: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=60b_1391971368
Sue February 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Why does Patch keep placing this news in "Local." I am Northern, CA and this is Southern, CA. Far distance apart.
its me February 10, 2014 at 02:30 PM
I am in Boston.. I want local news
jp1 February 10, 2014 at 02:58 PM
The nation is not in mourning for this, if i had to guess most of the nation does not know or could care less about an accident 3,000 miles away.
Marty Chase February 10, 2014 at 03:02 PM
By what stretch of the imagination is this hyperlocal? Or even local? Sorry to see Patch's last gasp just turn out to be junk. A waste of time.
JoJo February 10, 2014 at 03:17 PM
So... My question is... Why are we still Framingham Patch if news comes from all other places? Isn't that what Fox News is for? Framingham Patch should be local Framingham news like it use to be! This is ridiculous!!!!!!!
bryan February 10, 2014 at 11:41 PM
http://news24-680.com/news-list/police-fire/1127-one-dead-in-walnut-creek-crash Try News24-680. They are local and they are waaaaay out in front.
Justice For All February 11, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Anything that says, "TRENDING NOW..." will typically not be local news anymore on the Patch... you can thank the Patch's new owners, Hale Global.
JJ Mclure February 11, 2014 at 09:29 AM
drunks are a disgrace
Vito Spago February 11, 2014 at 09:57 AM
So are stoners.
John Strother February 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Three young women, one a new mother went out for a girls night out. I wonder if someone spiked their drinks. Date rape drugs are prevalent every where. What bar served these girls so much alcohol. That bar got them drunk, before the accident shouldn't the bar be held responsible? As a former drunk, I can't judge her, for I was never in an accident nor as horrible as this one was, I still had driven drunk. My bad I know, it's been over 30 years ago. Wrong side of road, driving at reckless speeds, sure sounds more than alcohol was involved. She was blacked out. Operating on auto polit. Sounds like the affects of a date rape drug to me.
Sal February 11, 2014 at 07:09 PM
Why is alcohol still available to the general public? There is no reason anyone should be able to consume enough alcohol to cause this much death and destruction. The sober people have NO way to defend themselves against drunks. DWI should be attempted murder at least. And 1st degree if a death occurrs.
Vito Spago February 11, 2014 at 07:35 PM
Alcohol is fine if you do not drink enough to get drunk. One drink then wait 1 hour to drive. Ever see a doper use dope not to get stoned? Getting stoned is the entire point. Dope is in your blood for 1 month after you puff away. Guess you cannot drive for one month. Why do you want to legalize dope????
finchss February 13, 2014 at 03:51 PM
This is my third attempt website crashes...50 years ago I was hit by drunk...pedestrian vs car. He spent 1 year in Jail and I spent 1 year in hospital. Where is the justice? Solution? I don't know. It's been interesting reading all the comments. The aftermath leaves many victims on both sides. It is life changing! I'm still in a wheelchair, but alive and choose to see the glass half full. Hopefully, each time I enter act with someone, it will give a face to drunk driving and they will carry it with them to either think before they drive impaired or prevent someone else from doing same. Take good care. Linda
Vito Spago February 13, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Glad you were not hurt worse. What is your opinion of any impaired driving. Drug, sleep, text, etc?
finchss February 14, 2014 at 02:46 AM
Vito: whatever the addiction/choice, the result is the same for the victim! The driver in this story was a repeat offender as in mine. He had been caught driving drunk prior to hitting me, hit me and left me crushed at the curb, and after doing time, he hit someone else. It's been five decades and it's still happening. What is the answer?
Vito Spago February 14, 2014 at 07:00 AM
There is no answer in this liberal based world. If you were not disabled you could find out where the person lived and try to exact justice. Not necessarily physical, but get him fired his job, find him cheating and get him divorced, Pass out fliers and let the neighbors know what he did to you. Find money and sue him so he is always destitute, etc. Now kids have THC wax that they Vape in electronic cigarettes. Is totally oderless and creates a high that is very potent. Can sit at home or drive in a car and be high and be undetected. Glad they are trying to legalize dope and electronic cigarettes. Very little nicotine will ever be used in them. https://www.google.com/search?q=vaping+thc+wax&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=wAL-Us-jGdHCoASh94HACg&ved=0CHMQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=979
finchss February 14, 2014 at 09:34 AM
I've been through all the scenarios including visualizing the hand of a higher power reaching down out of the heavens and giving him a shove off that building. More likely he was hung over when he fell. I no longer feel like his victim but powerful as I still have a voice. He hurt his own family too...he had 5 kids. They didn't have a father in their lives to share graduations, weddings, births. Very sad!
Vito Spago February 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Well hang in there. I am rooting for you. Can you operate a car? If you can, you have that added freedom. Don't know if you are religious, but you have been given an extra challenge in life.
finchss February 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Thank you Vito. Yes I do drive and have had it said I'm high functioning. I went to college and worked. I currently take care of my 94 year old mother. Religious?? Well I would like to think I have angels about me. This incident made me who I am today and I like that. I hope I have made at least a small impression telling a little of my story on those who have read this post and maybe it'll make a difference. I continue to look forward to reading the Patch.


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