The Los Angeles Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will observe a moment of silence tonight during a candlelight vigil in Diamond Bar in memory of six people killed in a suspected drunken driving crash on the Pomona (60) Freeway.
Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, of Fontana, was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving and felony manslaughter after Sunday's 4:50 a.m. crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. Culbreath, who has a previous drunken driving conviction, is being held in lieu of $6 million bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Culbreath was injured in the crash on the westbound Pomona Freeway near Diamond Bar Boulevard in Pomona. She was headed east in westbound lanes at speeds up to about 100 mph in a new Chevrolet Camaro when she crashed head-on into a 1998 Ford Explorer, and a 2006 Ford Freestyle also struck the Explorer, according to the CHP.
The dead in the Camaro were 24-year-old Maya Culbreath, Olivia's sister, and Kristin Young, 21, of Chino, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. Four people ejected from the Explorer died. They were identified as Huntington Park residents Gregorio Mejia-Martinez, 47; Leticia Ibarra, 42; Jessica Mejia, 20; and Esther Delgado, 80.
Olivia Culbreath was convicted of driving under the influence on April 13, 2010, according to Department of Motor Vehicles records. She was stopped for two more violations before her license was reinstated in December 2011, according to the DMV, which lifted restrictions on her license last week.
Charges have not yet been filed in the case.
—City News Service