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Motorist killed in 60 Freeway collision

April 29, 2012 |  2:24 pm

A 23-year-old man was killed early Sunday when his car was hit by a suspected drunk driver on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar, the California Highway Patrol said.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. on the eastbound 60 just west of Brea Canyon Road.

George Deirkarkourian of Diamond Bar, was driving a 2001 Ford and had slowed because of traffic when he was rear-ended by a speeding 2012 BMW driven by Sheng-Ting Shih, 32, of Walnut, officials said.

The collision propelled the Ford into the rear and side of two other vehicles. Deirkarkourian suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Shih was arrested and booked at the sheriff’s Walnut station on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. A 30-year-old female passenger in the BMW was transported to San Dimas Community Hospital for precautionary reasons.

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