Samantha Molina Arrested Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Harbor 110 Freeway

 Samantha Molina Arrested Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Harbor 110 Freeway

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 26, 2023) – Samantha Molina, 23, of Los Angeles, was arrested Friday following a deadly, wrong-way crash on the Harbor 110 Freeway in downtown.

Taxi driver, Ken Balayev, 71, of Calabasas, died in the head-on crash at 2:49 a.m. on May 26th, near Exposition Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Additionally, a passenger from the taxi, Richard Wold, and a passenger from the wrong-way driver’s Chevrolet, Francisco Gil, were injured in the collision. .

Samantha Molina was reportedly driving a black Chevrolet southbound in the northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway when she collided with a taxi driven by Ken Balayev, according to MyNewsLA.

The taxi driver died at the scene and paramedics transported Richard Wold, Francisco Gil and Samantha Molina to a hospital with minor to major injuries. Police placed Molina under arrest at the hospital, but charges have not been disclosed.

Witnesses are urged to call the CHP Central Los Angeles Area office at 231-744-2337 or 323-259-3200.


Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, Johnson Attorneys Group hopes this news information is timely and helpful. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any information, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions, please contact us as soon as possible. Our law firm is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Source: CHP, MyNewsLA, LACSC

James Johnson

Website graphic for the California Injury Accident Lawyer

Free Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Connect with us
Copyright © 2023, Johnson Attorneys
Group. All rights reserved.
SEO and Webdesign by Clixsy
CONVENIENT OFFICES 100 Bayview Circle
Suite 5100
Newport Beach, CA 92660