1 person killed, 1 arrested after wrong-way crash in Montclair

Highway patrol officers and firefighter-paramedics responded to a fatal multi-vehicle crash on the 10 Freeway in Montclair on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 (KABC)

One person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence following a wrong-way crash that left one person dead and shut down all westbound lanes of the 10 Freeway Thursday morning.

The multi-vehicle incident was reported at about 3 a.m. near Monte Vista Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued a SigAlert.

Authorities said Christopher Olivas, the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe, drove in the wrong direction and slammed into oncoming traffic.

The crash killed a 53-year-old woman driving a Nissan Sentra. Authorities said after the Sentra was hit, it then collided with a Chevy Traverse driven by a 29-year-old female Baldwin Park resident. The woman sustained minor injuries, police said.

Westbound traffic was backed up for miles at the site of crash and was closed for several hours during the investigation.
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