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Woodland Hills Man Held in Traffic Death

A Woodland Hills man was arrested on suspicion of murder after causing a fatal accident while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, El Monte police said Tuesday.

Antonio Tobar, 25, was being held without bail at the El Monte Jail, Detective Richard Williams said. He said Tobar was driving east on Garvey Avenue at 9 p.m. Monday when he used a parking lane to speed around several cars stopped at Central Avenue.

As Tobar tried to drive through the intersection at 60 m.p.h., he crashed into a car driven by Lorenza Bernal, 36, of Azusa, who was turning onto Garvey, Williams said.

A passenger in Bernal’s car, Hermanino Correa, 30, of El Monte, was killed, police said.

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Police said Bernal, Tobar and Tobar’s passenger, Carlos Hernandez, 25, of La Puente, suffered minor injuries.


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