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Felix Hernandez Pena Fatal Sherman Oaks Crash 101 Freeway

2 Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on 101 Freeway; DUI Driver Arrested

 Felix Hernandez Pena Fatal Sherman Oaks Crash 101 FreewaySHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (April 26, 2021) – Felix Hernandez Pena, 50, of Santa Maria, and a 15-year-old boy, both died in a multi-vehicle collision on the Ventura (101) Freeway in Sherman Oaks.

The fatal crash involving four vehicles happened about 12:08 a.m. on Saturday, April 24th, according to the California Highway Patrol. Police say that four motorists collided in a chain-reaction crash the eastbound lanes of the Ventura Freeway east of Van Nuys Boulevard.

The Santa Maria man reported died at the scene of the collision, but an unidentified Santa Maria teenager riding in his 2019 Isuzu truck died at a hospital. Also, a 53-year-old Santa Maria man suffered moderate injuries.  All three were traveling in a Isuzu box truck that was rear-ended by a woman driving a 2008 Honda.

Three Hurt in Fatal Sherman Oaks Crash

The 20-year-old Los Angeles woman struck the Isuzu and set off the multi-vehicle crash. Both vehicles crashed into the center divider wall, but the truck demolished the cement wall and crashed through it into westbound lanes. On the other side, a 2017 Honda crashed into the Isuzu, leaving the car’s female driver with major injuries. Furthermore, a westbound 2016 Dodge was struck by concrete debris from the center divider wall.

Meanwhile, the woman in the 2008 Honda is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. Paramedics transported her to the hospital with moderate injuries, but later police arrested her on suspicion of DUI.

Investigators stated that the passenger compartment of the truck was to blame for the deaths of two of its occupants. The impact with the concrete center divider wall and with the 2017 Honda was significant and likely the cause of their deaths. However, the cause of the collision remains under investigation and the suspected drunk driver in the 2008 Honda is suspected at this time.

Witnesses may contact the CHP’s West Valley office at 818-888-0980.


Our condolences extend to the families of Felix Hernandez Pena and the teenage boy who died in this collision. Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Our law firm does not represent any of the parties mentioned above; nor is it our intent to represent any of the parties. If you have legal questions or would like to contribute to this story, please contact us.

 

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