Alleged intoxicated wrong-way driver arrested following 60 Freeway crash in South El Monte

SOUTH EL MONTE — An allegedly intoxicated wrong-way driver caused a crash early Sunday on the Pomona (60) Freeway, authorities said.
The crash, which resulted in the closure of all but the right-hand lane of the westbound freeway for about an hour, was first reported at 6:58 a.m. on the 60 Freeway near Rosemead Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol logs.
A white hatchback was heading the the wrong way in traffic lanes at about 50 mph prior to the collision, logs indicate.
It struck an SUV just east of Rosemead Boulevard, CHP Sgt. Tariq Johnson said.
The collision sheared of a portion of the side of the SUV and send it tipping onto its side, the sergeant said.
A 33-year-old Hacienda Heights woman who was driving the SUV was treated for apparently minor injuries, Johnson said. The alleged intoxicated driver, initially described as a 26-year-old La Puente woman, was unhurt.
Had the vehicles collided head-on, the incident could have been far worse, Johnson added.
The suspect’s name was not available pending the booking process, he said.
The crash was under investigation by officers from the CHP’s East Los Angeles office.

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