Annette Barrera didn't know any of the six people killed in a suspected DUI-related wrong-way crash on 60 Freeway this past weekend, but on Wednesday in Diamond Bar, she attended a vigil for the victims just the same.
A victim of a drunk-driving crash last year in Lynwood, Barrera, still wheelchair-bound, said she'd want someone to do the same for her had she not survived.
"I didn't die like the six victims that did," Barrera told KTLA-TV, but "if I had died, and I had one of these things, I would like some sort of survivor to come, so I don't feel alone."
The vigil, organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was held to honor the victims of the deadly Sunday crash. Witnesses reported seeing a red Chevrolet Camaro -- which officials said was driven by Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21 -- traveling east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph early Sunday morning when it struck a Ford Explorer, which then collided with a third vehicle.
CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez told The Times on Wednesday that investigators still had not received a statement about the collision from Culbreath, who remained hospitalized and unable to talk.
Meanwhile, Culbreath's family was also coping with the crash. A woman who answered the door at the family home in Fontana on Monday choked up and told a Times reporter, "I'm just the grandmother, but I've more or less lost two babies."
"I can't answer anymore. I'm sorry," she said.