1 dead in suspected drunken driving crash

EL MONTE, Calif. It happened around 2:40 a.m. Sunday on the eastbound side, just east of Santa Anita Avenue.

CHP officers say 43-year-old Thomas Vanauken of Anaheim was driving at over 120 miles per hour when he slammed into the back of a Mitsubishi, hit the center divider and flipped over.

The victim, a 42-year-old woman from Ontario, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Two passengers were injured in the crash.

Vanauken was booked for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

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