Driver under the influence going wrong way on 91, kills two women
Update on the wrong way driver accident that happened on the 91 Freeway. Two women were killed early Friday, Aug. 10, when a wrong-way driver slammed into their car on the 91 Freeway in Riverside, according to the California Highway Patrol. The errant driver was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and could face other charges.
The dead women were identified as Ethel Granados, 74, of San Bernardino, and Fatima Granados, 52, of Riverside.
CHP dispatchers began receiving calls around 1:45 a.m. about a small sedan heading west in the eastbound lanes, Officer Marcelo Llerena said.
“About three minutes, later we received calls that the vehicle actually collided head-on with another vehicle,” he said. The collision happened between Central and Arlington avenues.
Another reminder on why when you're driving late at night, Arendt recommended staying out of the left lane to guard against wrong-way drivers.
“Because when impaired drivers do get on to the freeway and they go the wrong way, a lot of times they end up traveling on the right side of the roadway (for that driver),” Arendt said.