Two Killed, Three Hurt in Wrong-Way Crash on 110 Freeway; DUI Suspected

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man and woman were killed and three other people, including a child, injured in a wrong-way crash this morning possibly involving a drunken driver on the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.

The accident was reported about 2 a.m. near 9th Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of a Lexus SUV was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the freeway and crashed into a Toyota sedan with two people inside, killing both, according to Sgt. Jeff Lane, who added alcohol was suspected as a factor in the crash and a third vehicle hit the Toyota after the initial crash.

The man driving the SUV was briefly trapped in the vehicle and taken to a hospital with serious injuries. A woman passenger in the SUV and a child in the backseat sustained minor injuries, Lane said.

The names of the victims were not disclosed.

The Nos. 3, 4 and 5 lanes of the northbound Harbor Freeway at Ninth Street and the transition road from both directions of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway to the 110 Freeway were closed until further notice.

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