MONTEREY PARK, California (Dec. 27, 2016) — Eugenia Zavaleta, 25, of Los Angeles has been identified as the female passenger who died in an alleged DUI collision early Friday morning on the westbound 60 Pomona Freeway, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The fatal crash was reported about 3:45 a.m., police said. Zavaleta was riding in a 2012 Hyundai that crashed into the center divider and was blocking the Nos. 1 and 2 lanes, CHP reports said.
Police were alerted by a call to 911 that also indicated a commercial vehicle may have been involved, but that was not the case.
Those arriving at the scene stated that the passenger was unconscious and the 27-year-old female driver from Walnut was in and out of consciousness upon their arrival. The airbags were deployed, but police noted that the passenger did not have a seat belt on.
Paramedics rushed the driver to a hospital where she is being treated for major injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and gross vehicular manslaughter. The crash remains under investigation by police.
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family of the woman who died in this horrible crash.
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