2 killed in wrong-way DUI crash on 101 Freeway in Ventura: CHP

Authorities said two people were killed when an alleged DUI driver going the wrong way on the 101 Freeway crashed into them in Ventura early Saturday morning.

It happened around 2:30 a.m., said Ken Antonetti of the California Highway Patrol. Officers began getting calls that a Volkswagen Jetta was speeding south in the northbound lanes, going as fast as 80 mph. 

The driver then crashed into a Nissan Versa heading north in the fast lane, near Seward Avenue.

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The two people inside the Nissan were killed. The Volkswagen driver survived.

The driver of the Volkswagen was arrested for being under the influence of alcohol and two counts of vehicular manslaughter. 

Antonetti asked anyone who may have seen the crash to contact the CHP's Ventura office.

The two killed in the crash have not yet been identified.