DIAMOND BAR >> Police arrested a new mother on suspicion of manslaughter and drunken driving Sunday morning after a horrific wrong-way collision on the 60 Freeway left six people dead.
Five women and one man died in the 5 a.m. head-on accident between a red Chevy Camaro and a Ford Explorer, California Highway Patrol officials said. The incident occurred in the westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway, just west of Phillips Ranch Road. At least one “tall boy” style beer can was discovered at the scene.
Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, of Fontana was arrested. The dead, who were not identified, included a 24-year-old Chino woman a 24-year-old Rialto woman, officials said.
“There was alcoholic beverage evidence,” CHP officer Rodrigo Jimenez said. “We’re treating this as a crime scene.”
At least two people were thrown onto the freeway in the collision, he added. The driver and lone occupant in a third vehicle — described as a Ford Freestyle — also suffered minor injuries, officials said.
It was uncertain how many passengers were in either car.
“It’s a horrific accident. Our hearts go out the family members and friends of the victims,” Jimenez said as he gestured toward an unrecognizable tangle of metal about 100 yards away.