North County Car Accident Claims Life, Injures Two

A multi-vehicle car accident on Interstate 5 claimed this life of a 9-year-old Los Angeles girl early this morning. Early indications are that the car accident was caused by a drunk driver, Michael Wright of Commerce, who was arrested on manslaughter charges.

Just after midnight, traffic on northbound I-5 was moderate to heavy, and vehicles were traveling approximately 25 mph when a Lexus in the fast lane swerved to avoid a car just ahead of it. The Lexus struck the car, and then careened off an hit a Honda CRV and a big rig truck before coming to rest.

The young girl was a passenger in the Lexus, and was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Two other drivers suffered personal injuries in the accident, one of whom was taken to Tri-City Medical Center.



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Source: North County Times

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