Updated: Wrong-Way Driver Kills Six in Diamond Bar

The accident happened at 4:50 this morning on the 60 Freeway.

Twitter photo of the accident scene on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar, where a wrong way driver killed six.
Twitter photo of the accident scene on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar, where a wrong way driver killed six.
Updated at 5:22 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

A crash caused by a 21-year-old wrong-way driver going eastbound on the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway in Diamond Bar killed six people and injured at least one other person, authorities said.

The driver, Fontana resident Olivia Culbreath, was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving and felony manslaughter, CHP Officer Jennifer Cassidy said.

Culbreath, listed in serious condition, was being treated at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center for a fractured femur and ruptured bladder, Cassidy said.


The crash happened at 4:50 a.m. on the westbound Pomona Freeway north of Diamond Bar Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

Cassidy confirmed at least four fatalities. Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Fred Corral said two people taken to UCI Medical Center later died. Corral said four females and two males died as a result of the multi-vehicle crash. One of the injured was flown by helicopter to a hospital, County fire dispatch Supervisor Kyle Sanford said.

The coroner's office released the ages and genders of three of those killed: Two were 24-year-old women—one from Rialto and the other from Chino—the third was a 47-year-man, whose hometown was undetermined, Corral said.

Their names were withheld pending notification of kin, he said.

Also read: Nation Mourns Family of 4, 2 Others Killed in Wrong-Way Freeway Crash

—City News Service

Jake Mooney February 09, 2014 at 03:00 PM
What a tragedy. Nothing about the responsible driver? Probably high on tobacco smoke.
Walnut Walker February 09, 2014 at 07:47 PM
It will likely get much worse. Now that the Cartels are paying for legalization of pot, we will have young drivers blasted out of their minds on pot that has 27 percent THC. Tragedy for all the families involved. Very sad.
Sandy Brunner February 09, 2014 at 07:54 PM
I keep hearing about the crash but no details! The news media doesnt know details??? I find that hard to believe! Its been long enough! Frustration.
Donna Smith February 09, 2014 at 08:10 PM
I thought the Patch was a local paper?
MICHAEL WILSON "TEA PARTY 2014" February 09, 2014 at 09:02 PM
Can't all be winners
Bob Adsit February 09, 2014 at 09:06 PM
Why is the Westfield patch reporting on this?
Anna February 09, 2014 at 09:06 PM
What does this story and all the others you are posting have to do with Ocean City, NJ?? I am confused as to the direction of Ocean City Patch,
Brett February 09, 2014 at 10:07 PM
The Patch reports news from all over now. I think they're on a quest to see how quickly they can become useless.
Nadine February 09, 2014 at 11:22 PM
She should have her attorney move her trial to Texas and get the same judge that gave that young idiot probation for killing four people while driving drunk.
Vincent Caravello February 09, 2014 at 11:46 PM
They said she was drunk why all the questions?
Vito Spago February 10, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Could be a suicide. a suicide. Not sure being drunk explains it all.
Bruce Robertson February 10, 2014 at 08:17 AM
I agree with the above comment
ROBERT LEONETTI February 10, 2014 at 08:56 AM
ROBERT LEONETTI February 10, 2014 at 09:01 AM
Federal Reporter February 10, 2014 at 09:10 AM
I HIGHLY suggest that the police look into the background of the person who was driving the wrong way in California and Tampa. There seems to be a pattern here and just maybe need to take a look further and outside the box.
Deep Throat February 10, 2014 at 10:28 AM
I don't want to read, out on bail. She must never see the light of day again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Georgia Idrathernotsay February 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM
its got to be tough for the health care workers who are taking care of this "patient" who is in serious condition in the hospital. Imagine being the nurse, transporter, nursing assistant, xray tech all giving her the care they are paid to do and yet knowing what a killer she is. Must be hard to answer that call bell.............
Deep Throat February 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM
@Georgia Idrathernotsay , good point, maybe they should be a little late with the pain killers
virgil earp February 10, 2014 at 03:45 PM
Or maybe they should give her an extra dose
Sandy Murphey February 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM
According to this report, the driver wasn't high on pot. Get facts straight before you accuse and react based on your personal bias. The driver had a "legal" DRUG in her system, which affects judgement and reflexes much worse than cannabis. We should all stay off the road when our judgement can be impaired. That's why some prescription drugs warn not to operate machinery. Many drugs also have warnings about mixing them with alcohol, but I personally know someone who does this routinely, and wonders why she feels like she's dying. It's actually a slow and painful way to go. She's on pain killers, anti-anxiety, anti-depressants, and mood stabilizers, while getting drunk daily. She's lost her friends and family. Her only "friend" is the bottle. If she was to be able to switch from all of these to cannabis, she would be in much better shape, mentally, physically, and emotionally. But she gets too "paranoid" of being caught with an "illegal" substance. It's unfortunate that our country seems to have such upside-down values. We are so quick to judge. The time may come for us to be judged for injuring or killing someone.....due to our lack of judgement or consciousness regarding how our behavior affects others. This is a tragedy for all concerned. Punishment for an addiction isn't the answer. Rehabilitation, and years of community service.....restorative justice does more than incarceration. What would you chose for your child, or yourself? "The driver, Fontana resident Olivia Culbreath, was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving .


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