Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI in fatal Winnetka crash
The collision occurred about 9:35 p.m. in the 19700 block of West Parthenia Street and involved two cars and the fence of a home, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Matt Spence said.
Det. Bill Bustos of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division said the suspect’s car was driving eastbound when it moved into the westbound lane. An 18-year-old man driving tried to swerve, but the two cars collided, and the driver's sister who was in her mid-20s was killed, Bustos said.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said the woman who died has not been identified.
KTLA reports that the brother and sister were wearing seat belts inside a Honda Civic. The suspect was driving a Ford Explorer, which KTLA says came to a rest after crashing into a wrought iron fence in front of a house. No one inside the home was hurt.
-- Matt Stevens
Photo: Scene of deadly suspected DUI crash. Credit: KTLA-TV.