El Segundo Crash Leaves Woman Dead
35-year-old Evelyn Linares was killed as the result of a wrong-way collision in El Segundo on Saturday morning.
The accident took place at 1:13 a.m. on April 23rd on the 105 Freeway.
Linares was reportedly traveling east within the westbound lanes in a Toyota Camry.
As a result, her vehicle collided head-on with a Toyota Prius driven by a 35-year-old man.
Sadly, Linares was declared dead at the scene.
The male driver was also taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center with major injuries.
Additionally, authorities issued a SigAlert for two hours at 1:45 as crews worked at the scene.
Those with helpful information are urged to contact the CHP’s office at 310-642-3939.
Although crashes involving wrong-way driving account for only 3% of motor vehicle accidents, they usually have a higher fatality rate as they are often head-on collisions.
A study in Virginia concluded that those accidents which include wrong-way driving are twenty-seven times more likely to end in a fatality compared to other types of accidents.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.