GRANDVIEW -- A Glendale man was arrested early Thursday on suspicion
of felony drunken driving and first-degree murder in a crash that killed
a man who was riding in his car.
Armen Aharonian, 27, was speeding on West Alameda Avenue shortly after
12:30 a.m. when he failed to stop at a stoplight at Glenoaks Boulevard
and hit another car, Glendale Police said. The crash occurred at the
Glendale-Burbank border and police from both cities responded.
A man in Aharonian's car was ejected and died at the scene, Glendale
Police Lt. Don Meredith said in a written statement. Authorities would
not release the name of the man who was killed.
Aharonian's Mercedes-Benz was broadsided by a Toyota that was
traveling north on Glenoaks Boulevard, police said. Aharonian's car spun
out of control and hit a sign post on the northwest corner of Alameda
Avenue. In the course of the collision, a passenger in the Mercedes-Benz
was thrown from the car, police said.
The occupants of the Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, whose names were also
not released, suffered moderate injuries and were taken to local
Aharonian was being held at Glendale City Jail Thursday evening.