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In a tragic accident on the 10 Freeway overnight, a wrong-way driver caused a collision that resulted in one fatality and serious injuries to three others, according to authorities.

Crash on 10 Freeway involving a wrong-way driver leaves one dead and three seriously injured

Wrong-Way Car Drives into Oncoming Traffic

Initial reports indicate that the three-vehicle crash occurred around 1:50 a.m. Sunday on the westbound side of the 10 Freeway, near Overland Avenue in Rancho Park, West Los Angeles.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a black Toyota traveling in the wrong direction on the freeway collided with two other vehicles, a Toyota Camry and a Chevrolet Silverado.

The impact of the collision was severe, leaving the vehicles mangled and trapping several people inside.

Tragic Loss of Life and Critical Injuries

Firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and worked swiftly to extricate the victims.

Unfortunately, one person succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other three individuals involved were severely injured and transported to nearby hospitals for immediate care.

The identities of those involved in the crash have not yet been released.

Ongoing Investigation and Traffic Impacts

The CHP is actively investigating the cause of the collision. Alcohol and drugs are suspected to be factors contributing to the driver’s reckless behavior.

The westbound lanes of the 10 Freeway were closed for several hours while authorities investigated and cleared the scene. Traffic delays were reported in the area.

Drivers were advised to find alternate routes or expect significant delays.

Call for Responsibility and Road Safety

This tragic incident serves as a grim reminder of the devastating consequences of reckless driving and the importance of road safety.

Law enforcement and safety advocates urge drivers to never operate vehicles under the influence of substances, adhere to traffic laws, and drive with the utmost care and attention.

The families of those impacted by this accident are undoubtedly heartbroken, and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.