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Wrong-Way Driver Killed After Making a U-Turn, Slams Into Divider and Burst Into Flames

Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 5:00 pm    

car accident in 91 Freeway

Photo via Southern California News Service

A driver was killed on Sunday when the car made a U-turn on the on the 91 Freeway in California.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatcher, the car struck a concrete divider head-on and burst into flames.

The CHP received a call at approximately 4:43 AM about a car heading westbound in the eastbound lane of the 91. CHP dispatcher Samantha Brown said that the driver made a U-turn near the Lakeview Avenue exit in Anaheim Hills.

Tragedy at Dawn

The driver was apparently speeding and heading up through the Anaheim freeway where they crashed into a central divider nearby Euclid Street exit.

All lanes were closed for about an hour and the westbound side was later opened after firefighters put out the flames. At 9:25 AM, the freeway was entirely open.

Wrong-way driver killed when car makes U-turn on 91 Freeway

Photo via Southern California News Service

Details of the Person Involved are Still Unknown

The driver’s identity is still under investigation and it’s still not clear if there was alcohol or drugs involved in the incident.

Wrong-Way Crash on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim Prior to the Incident

This is the second wrong-way accident on the 91 Freeway on the same day.

The CHP received a call at 3:01 AM about a car going the wrong way (eastbound to westbound lane) neary Gypsum Canyon Road and 211 toll road. The result was a multi-vehicle crash that left four people hospitalized. Two victims suffered major injuries.

A man who was suspected to be driving under the influence was arrested after hitting another vehicle that was stopped in traffic during the aftermath of the collision.

All lanes were open again at 4:47 AM.

Curbing Wrong-Way Driving

The Highway Federal Administration has provided a list of agencies and their respective programs and methodologies in keeping wrong way driving at bay from Guidelines for Reducing Wrong-Way Crashes on Freeways to Wrong-Way Driving Special Investigation Report compiled by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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