Mothers Against Drunk Driving has organized a public candlelight vigil Wednesday evening in Diamond Bar, where three days ago, a suspected wrong-way drunk driver caused a crash on the 60 Freeway that left six people dead.
In Sunday’s crash, authorities say witnesses reported seeing 21-year-old Olivia Carolee Culbreath's red Chevrolet Camaro going east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph when it struck a Ford Explorer, which then collided with a third vehicle.
Only Culbreath and Joel Cortez, the driver of the third vehicle, survived the crash. The four people in the Explorer died; they have been identified as Gregorio Mejia-Martinez, 47; Leticia Ibarra, 42; Jessica Jasmine Mejia, 20; and Ester Delgado, 80, all members of the same family. Culbreath's passengers -- her sister Maya, 24, and a friend, Kristin Melissa Young, 21 -- were killed as well.
Culbreath, who remained in the hospital Wednesday and unable to spreak, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI causing great bodily injury and manslaughter.
MADD-Los Angeles/Ventura said the vigil intends to honor the lives of crash victims, highlight the effects of drunk driving and spread information about resources available to victims and their relatives.
The event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Diamond Bar Community Center at 1600 Grand Ave. The public is invited to start arriving an hour beforehand.
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