2 dead after wrong-way crash on 91

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Article Date: 1/19/2011 | Resource: MLG

2 dead after wrong-way crash on 91

Two people are dead after a 21-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence crashed into another vehicle while driving the wrong way on the eastbound 91, the California Highway Patrol said.

Vanessa Cease, 24, of Long Beach and Alan Reyes, 26, of Diamond Bar were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, said coroner’s officials.

According to CHP officer Denise Quesada, Anthony Louis Fragoso, 21, of South Gate, driving a 1996 Mercedes-Benz, was traveling west in the eastbound 91 car-pool lane about 12:50 a.m.

As he approached the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp, he collided head-on with the 2006 Toyota Scion that Reyes was driving, Quesada said.

Upon impact, Reyes was ejected onto the freeway, Quesada said.

Reyes and Cease, his passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene, Quesada said.

Fragoso suffered major injuries and was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange in critical condition where he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Quesada said.

All lanes on the eastbound 91 at Harbor were closed for about three hours.

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Jeffrey Marquart