Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Driver Charged With 6 Murders In Wrong-Way Crash On 60 Freeway

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

A woman accused of driving drunk on the wrong side of the freeway and causing a nasty head-on crash that took the lives of six people has been charged with murder.

Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, of Fontana was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and felony manslaughter Sunday morning after a deadly crash on the 60 Freeway. But the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is going hard: they announced today they'd be charging her with six murders.

Culbreath is accused of driving eastbound on the westbound side of a freeway in Diamond Bar. The Camaro she was driving collided head-on with a Ford Explorer around 4:44 a.m. Two passengers in the Camaro and all four passengers in the Explorer died. Witnesses say the Camaro reached speeds of 100 mph.

Culbreath is still hospitalized in a jail ward at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, so she wasn't able to appear in court for her arraignment. Her bail is set at $6 million. The District Attorney's office said she could face life in state prison for her charges. She had previously been convicted of a DUI in 2010 when she was 17.

Support for LAist comes from

Related:
6 Victims Identified In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash On 60 Freeway