2 Killed and 1 Injured in Irwindale DUI Wrong-Way Crash on 605 Freeway
Irwindale, California (November 23, 2017) – Valerie Jubilee Venegas, 21, and Anthony Dwayne Thompson, 24, were identified as the victims of a fatal wrong-way traffic accident which occurred on Saturday, November 18.
The accident occurred on the 605 Freeway.
According to a local news source, Venegas, a resident of Whittier, was driving her 2002 Honda Odyssey when for unknown reasons, she entered the southbound lanes of the freeway and traveled north.
A short time later, her vehicle collided with a southbound 2013 Dodge Challenger operated by the Compton man.
Thompson and Venegas sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials stated that a 23-year-old woman from Los Angeles who was a passenger in the Dodge sustained severe injuries and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Her identity was not revealed.
Although an investigation was yet to be concluded, it was established that Venegas had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
We offer our heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of Valerie Jubilee Venegas and Anthony Dwayne Thompson. We wish them peace and comfort during this period of grief.
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