Wrong-Way Driver Kills 3 in Violent High Speed Crash
VENTURA, California (July 27, 2017) — Rachel Cline and Brandon Thompson have been identified as the couple who were killed Wednesday in a collision involving a wrong-way driver on the southbound U.S. 101 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Police say the wrong-way driver was a 34-year-old Santa Paula man. The driver of the Nissan was identified as Brandon Thompson, 25, of Riverside and his passenger, was Rachel Cline, 28, of Lake Elsinore.
The crash involved two motorists late Wednesday night around midnight. Police say a driver in a black Scion was speeding at above 100 mph when they slammed into a Nissan Versa. The man and woman in the Nissan died along with their dog. The crash took place about a mile south of Seaward Avenue.
The families of the victims have set up a Go Fund Me site to help them with the financial costs.
101 Freeway Crash Under Investigation
Police say a third vehicle was also struck, just prior to the fatal crash, but fortunately only lost their side mirror.
The Ventura Fire Department responded to help the victims and pulled them from the mangled vehicles. One of the cars went over a guardrail onto the Lemon Grove bridge and the other was found about 150 feet north of where impact occurred. All those killed in the crash were believed to be under 30 years old, police said.
The crash remains under investigation by police.
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