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Woman, 20, killed in 10 Freeway crash; driver faces DUI charge

October 9, 2012 | 10:36 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

A 20-year-old Los Angeles woman died early Tuesday after the car she was riding in rear-ended a large truck on the 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol said a preliminary investigation showed that the woman was a passenger in a 2007 Audi that was being driven by Molly Kate Adams, 21, of Santa Monica “at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended a freight truck tractor combination” about 1:30 a.m.

The Audi was then hit by another car, a Scion, and both women were trapped inside and had to be extricated by firefighters.

The 20-year-old, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Adams was taken to the hospital and later arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, the CHP said.

The drivers of the truck and the Scion escaped without major injury.


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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps