Long Beach, Calif. – One killed, four injured in chain collision on 710 Freeway – latimes.com

A suspected 22-year-old drunk driver triggered a multi-vehicle crash on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach early Saturday that killed one person and injured four others, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 12:50 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the freeway, just south of the 91 Freeway overcrossing, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs.

Maria Guadalupe Vargas, who was driving a 1988 Chrysler, apparently failed to stop and crashed into a 2005 Toyota, which slammed into another vehicle that in turn hit a big-rig truck, according to a statement by the CHP.

Vargas, of Wilmington, suffered major injuries and was transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, officials said.

A unidentified 29-year-old woman from Alhambra, who was a passenger in the Toyota, died at the scene, and the driver of the vehicle suffered major injuries, authorities said. The drivers of the other two vehicles suffered less severe injuries.

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