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

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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