Woman, 26, Killed in La Puente Crash
LA PUENTE, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2021) – Stephanie Hernandez, 26, died Sunday in a collision with a suspected DUI driver at Orange Street and Temple Avenue in La Puente.
The traffic accident happened just before 12:21 a.m. on Nov. 7th at the La Puente intersection, according to an article published by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Police report a 36-year-old man allegedly ran a red light at the intersection and crashed into a second vehicle occupied by Stephanie Hernandez.
Police Make DUI Arrest after Fatal Crash
Firefighters, paramedics and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.
Sadly, the 26-year-old La Puente woman driving the other car suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The Los Angeles County Sheriff Coroner later identified the victim on their website.
Meanwhile, sheriff’s deputies determined that the 36-year-old driver was under the influence when he hit the other car. They arrested him on suspicion of DUI following his medical release.
Officers forced the area of Orange Street and Temple Avenue to shut down for hours after the wreck. The fatal La Puente DUI crash is still under investigation.
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