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110 Freeway crash leaves 2 dead, 3 injured; driver faces DUI charges

A solo-vehicle crash on the 110 Freeway in Highland Park left two women dead Sunday. The driver is facing DUI charges.
November 3, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two women were killed and three others injured when their car veered off the road and hit a chain-link fence and a tree on the northbound 110 Freeway Sunday. The driver, who remains hospitalized, is facing DUI charges.

Firefighters responded to the scene near the Avenue 52 exit in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles around 1:30 a.m.

Authorities performed a physical rescue to remove the five women from the 2011 Nissan Sentra.

Anagraciela Cuadra, 22, and Blanca Belman Almanza, 23, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 23-year-old resident of San Gabriel, was transported to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. The two other victims were transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. All three were listed in serious condition following the crash.

The northbound freeway remained shut down until shortly after 5:30 a.m.