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February 13, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Jamzilla is coming, and it could seriously mess with traffic on the 405 Freeway over the long Presidents Day weekend. The monster-evoking moniker was adopted by transportation officials for the freeway lane closures slated to begin late Friday, just in time for the post-Valentine's-Day-dinner rush. For 80 hours - from about 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Tuesday - most or all lanes on the busy northbound side of the freeway will be closed. The shutdowns through the Sepulveda Pass will allow workers to pave and re-stripe the highway where they've been adding a carpool lane.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Annette Barrera didn't know any of the six people killed in a suspected DUI-related wrong-way crash on 60 Freeway this past weekend, but on Wednesday in Diamond Bar, she attended a vigil for the victims just the same. A victim of a drunk-driving crash last year in Lynwood, Barrera, still wheelchair-bound, said she'd want someone to do the same for her had she not survived. “I didn't die like the six victims that did," Barrera told KTLA-TV , but "if I had died, and I had one of these things, I would like some sort of survivor to come, so I don't feel alone.” The vigil, organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was held to honor the victims of the deadly Sunday crash.  Witnesses reported seeing a red Chevrolet Camaro -- which officials said was driven by Olivia Carolee Culbreath , 21 --  traveling east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph early Sunday morning when it struck a Ford Explorer, which then collided with a third vehicle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A three-car crash, two of which became pinned underneath a large dirt-hauler, jammed the morning commute on the northbound 110 Freeway into downtown L.A. on Thursday. The collision occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. just west of Pico Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol's  incident log . One of the vehicles was overturned, KTLA-TV reported , and two cars appeared to be stuck underneath the dirt hauler as more than a dozen firefighters worked to clear the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Matt Stevens
At least 17 people reported a car heading the wrong way on two freeways before a head-on collision in Diamond Bar that killed six, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday. CHP officials said the 911 callers reported seeing the vehicle on the 57 and 60 freeways early Sunday morning. Police said witnesses told them the car driven by Olivia Carolee Culbreath appeared to be going more than 100 mph. "They were describing the vehicle, saying it was going the wrong way at a high rate of speed," CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Matt Stevens
At least 17 people reported a woman was driving the wrong way on two freeways before she allegedly barrelled head-on into another vehicle in Diamond Bar, killing six, the CHP said Thursday. California Highway Patrol officials said the 911 callers reported seeing the vehicle on the 57 and 60 freeways early Sunday morning. Police said witnesses told them the car driven by Olivia Carolee Culbreath appeared to be going more than 100 mph. “They were describing the vehicle, saying it was going the wrong way at a high rate of speed,” CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A 21-year-old Fontana woman was charged Thursday with multiple counts of murder in connection with a wrong-way driving crash on the 60 Freeway that killed six people. Olivia Carolee Culbreath was charged with six counts of murder for allegedly driving a red Chevrolet Camaro the wrong direction on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar early Sunday morning before smashing into a Ford Explorer, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Authorities said they found evidence suggesting Culbreath was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A woman suspected of driving the wrong way on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar, causing a crash that killed six people, is "responsive with movement" at the hospital, but still unable to talk, authorities said Wednesday. Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI causing great bodily injury and manslaughter after authorities say she slammed into another vehicle head-on. Witnesses reported seeing Culbreath's red Chevrolet Camaro traveling east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph early Sunday morning when it struck a Ford Explorer, which then collided with a third vehicle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Los Angeles drivers, beware: For 80 hours this long Presidents Day weekend, most or all lanes of a key stretch of the northbound 405 Freeway will be closed. The shutdowns through the Sepulveda Pass - from about 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Tuesday - will enable workers to pave and restripe the highway where they've been adding a carpool lane. Officials are urging drivers to avoid traveling north through West L.A. and the Sepulveda Pass during the closures, nicknamed by transportation officials as Jamzilla.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Lauren Raab
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has organized a public candlelight vigil Wednesday evening in Diamond Bar, where three days ago, a suspected wrong-way drunk driver caused a crash on the 60 Freeway that left six people dead. In Sunday's crash, authorities say witnesses reported seeing 21-year-old Olivia Carolee Culbreath's red Chevrolet Camaro going east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph when it struck a Ford Explorer , which then collided with a third vehicle. Only Culbreath and Joel Cortez, the driver of the third vehicle, survived the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Martha Groves
What's more complicated than Carmageddon and could seriously mess with the flow of Angelenos' long Presidents' Day weekend? It's Jamzilla. That's the monster-evoking moniker that transportation officials have adopted for the 405 Freeway lane closures slated to begin late Friday, just in time for the post-Valentine's-Day dinner rush. For 80 hours - from about 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Tuesday - most or all lanes on the busy northbound side of the freeway will be closed. The shutdowns through the Sepulveda Pass will allow workers to pave and re-stripe the highway where a carpool lane is being added.
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