Wrong-Way Driver Kills 6 in LA Crash

A family of four and two others were killed in the crash -- including the alleged wrong-way driver's sister

By Andrew Lopez and Jane Yamamoto
|  Monday, Feb 10, 2014  |  Updated 12:24 PM EDT
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The woman accused of driving the wrong way on a California freeway while under the influence of alcohol was still in the hospital after causing a deadly car crash that killed six people in Diamond Bar.  Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

The woman accused of driving the wrong way on a California freeway while under the influence of alcohol was still in the hospital after causing a deadly car crash that killed six people in Diamond Bar. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

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DUI, Manslaughter Charges in Deadly Wrong-Way Crash

A 21-year-old woman was facing felony DUI and manslaughter charges in connection with a deadly crash that killed a family of four and two others in Diamond Bar. The woman is accused of driving the wrong way on a Southern California freeway at high speeds while under the influence of alcohol. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

6 Killed After Wrong-Way Driver Crashes in Diamond Bar

Six people were killed and a wrong-way driver was critically injured following a crash in Diamond bar early Sunday. Authorities suspect the driver may have been under the influence when she crashed. Reggie Kumar reports live from Diamond Bar for Today in LA on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
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Six people were killed and a 21-year-old woman faces criminal charges after she crashed her car while driving the wrong way on a Los Angeles County freeway while allegedly under the influence early Sunday.

Authorities responded to the crash around 4:40 a.m. on the Pomona (60) Freeway in Diamond Bar, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Olivia Carolee Culbreath is accused of driving a red Chevrolet Camaro when she crashed into two other vehicles, officials said.

A family of four was killed in the wreck, and two other people -- including the alleged wrong-way driver's sister -- died while being taken to a hospital in Irvine. A total of five women and one man were killed, officials said.

A man driving a Ford SUV survived the wreck.

"There are witnesses saying she was exceeding 100 mph," CHP Spokesman Rodrigo Jimenez said. "We believe alcohol had something to do with this crash."

Authorities said the Culbreath was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken femur and a ruptured bladder. 

Culbreath faces felony DUI charges and vehicular manslaughter charges, Jimenez said.

A Sigalert was issued for traffic in the area. The westbound 60 Freeway was closed for hours as officials examined the wreckage.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, officials said.
 

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