Details Emerge in "Horrific" PCH Crash, Prescription Drugs Might be Involved
Details surrounding the 10-car pileup crash that killed three people including Julia Allen, the 27-year-old driver of the Ford Taurus that hit three vehicles and then flew airborne before landing on a motorcycle, are emerging and questions remain about what may have caused the accident.
KTLA notes that speed was a factor in the crash and that Allen was traveling at 90 mph when she swerved into oncoming traffic.
LA Now has confirmed that Newport Beach police are looking into whether Allen was taking medication during the time of the crash. Allen's friends said she had a history of mental illness and had long used prescription drugs to manage her condition. Friends said "she would not be in a condition to drive if she was off the medication and suffering a psychological breakdown."