Drunk driver causes fatal, head-on crash in Highland Park

Los Angeles firefighters respond to a fatal crash involving an alleged drunk driver in Highland Park on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

An alleged drunk driver crossed into opposing lanes in Highland Park and crashed head-on with another car, killing a 68-year-old man inside.

The 24-year-old Los Angeles resident crashed his 2015 Chevy Camaro into a Hyundai Elantra at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the 4600 block of Marmion Way. Los Angeles police believe he was driving at least 80 miles per hour at the time.

He suffered head trauma and a leg injury. LAPD officers arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

The 68-year-old man, identified as Samir Michel, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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