LOS ANGELES - A devastating wrong-way crash involving a suspected DUI driver from San Pedro left two people dead and injured three others, including a 4-year-old boy, near downtown Los Angeles on the northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway early Tuesday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a man and a woman were killed in the crash that was reported around 2 a.m. near 9th street.
CHP said the 32-year-old driver of a 2006 Lexus SUV RS400 was traveling southbound on the northbound lanes when it crashed into a 1999 Toyota Camry. The two people inside the sedan were both killed, CHP Sgt. Jeff Lane said.
Both victims inside the sedan were identified as 21-years-old. The man was from Downey and the woman was from Bellflower, authorities said.
Sgt. Lane also said alcohol was suspected as a factor in the crash and that a third vehicle hit the Toyota after the initial crash.
The man who was driving the SUV was briefly trapped inside. Once pulled from the vehicle, he was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. A 32-year-old woman in the passenger seat and a 4-year-old boy in the backseat sustained minor injuries, Sgt. Lane said.
Officials did not release the names of the victims.
The Nos. 3, 4, and 5 lanes of the northbound 110 Freeway at 9th Street and the transition road from both directions of the 10 Freeway to the 110 Freeway reopened by 6:30 a.m.
Anyone with information on the crash was urged to call the CHP Central Area Office at 213-744-2331 or 323-259-3200.
FOX 11's Koco McAboy and the City News Service contributed to this report.