At least two candlelight vigils were held last night to honor the memories of the six victims of a deadly wrong-way car accident on the Pomona Freeway. Authorities say that 21-year-old Olivia Carolee Culbreath was driving at speeds close to 100mph when she caused a multi-car crash on Feb. 9.
NBC Los Angeles reports that Mothers Against Drunk Driving held one candlelight vigil in Diamond Bar and another vigil was held in East Los Angeles.
The East Los Angeles vigil was in memory of four members of a Huntington Park family who were killed on their way home from a trip to the San Manuel casino.
The suspected drunk driver lost her sister in the crash. News reports indicated that she was arrested for drunk driving when she was 16 years old and that her license was revoked in April 2010 in connection with that case.
“The trend is that often times when there is a tragedy as it relates to a fatality, those are repeat offenders,” said Patricia Rillera, the executive director of MADD Los Angeles-Ventura. “It’s rarely a first time offender who causes a crash.”