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Two killed by wrong-way driver on Anaheim freeway, officials say

October 26, 2009 |  8:24 am

A woman who was traveling the wrong way on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim is being investigated for driving under the influence after an early-morning crash killed two people, authorities said.

The woman was driving a pickup truck westbound on an eastbound lane of the 91 Freeway near the 55 Freeway when she collided with another vehicle at about 3 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Denise Quesada.

The four women in the other vehicle were not wearing seat belts, Quesada said, and the driver and front-seat passenger died from their injuries. The two back-seat passengers, who were minors, were taken to the hospital with “major injuries,” she said.

The driver of the pickup also was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and was being investigated for “possibly being under the influence,” Quesada said.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

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