The driver of a Ford Explorer involved in a collision that killed a USC honors student will be arrested on suspicion of drunk driving when she is released from the hospital, a Los Angeles Police Department detective said Monday.
The woman, in her 20s, whose name was not released, was driving an Explorer that smashed into the right side of a Ford Mustang carrying Xinhai Huang, 22, about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, killing him, police said.
It appeared that the woman had been drinking, said Los Angeles police Det. Jimmy Render.
The crash occurred at Hyde
Park and West boulevards, about six miles southwest of USC. Huang, a junior, was an honor
student and on the dean’s list at the
school, university officials confirmed. He was majoring in
"We grieve for a promising life cut short, and for his parents who
have lost their son," the statement
The suspect was
taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable
condition, Render said. She will be arrested upon release,
“This gives us some time to build a case,” Render
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