Two cars were involved in a collision on the 57 Freeway in Fullerton, California this early Sunday, a 15-year-old boy was killed in the process.
The boy, Luis Torres of Santa Ana, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which occurred at around two a.m. on the southbound 57 Freeway, north of Yorba Linda Boulevard, says a California Highway Patrol official. California Highway Patrol authorities announced the driver of a 2015 Honda had been arrested after it was revealed that she could have been under the influence of alcohol.
Nicole Cortinas, a Moreno Valley resident, suffered injuries including a fractured back and was rushed to the University of California Irvine Medical Center, where she will be closely supervised by officers until she is medically cleared for questioning.
According to CHP officials, the female driver of a 2009 Honda had exited onto the right shoulder of the freeway for unknown reasons. Eventually, the two passengers exited the car and resided to the passenger side of the vehicle, two others remained in the vehicle. Cortinas was driving on the freeway at an unknown speed when she allowed another car to move to the right shoulder. Officers claim she quickly drove into a roadway sign before crashing into the back of the other Honda, leaving the teenage passenger suffering from fatal injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that was hit was Santa Ana resident Jennifer Baca, who also sustained a fractured rib and sternum after the collision.
It’s reported that two lanes were closed on the northbound side of the Freeway but are now reopened.
The incident is still under investigation.
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