MADD plans vigil for victims of 60 Freeway wrong-way crash

Investigators at the scene of a wrong-way wreck on the 60 Freeway that killed six people on February 9, 2014.
Investigators at the scene of a wrong-way wreck on the 60 Freeway that killed six people on February 9, 2014. Courtesy NBC LA

The Los Angeles chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host a candlelight vigil Wednesday in Diamond Bar in memory of six people who died in a suspected drunk driving crash on the 60 Freeway in Pomona.

“This was not just a single victim. It was six victims,” said MADD LA chapter executive director Patricia Rillera. “We see it an opportunity [sic] to just remind the community of the tragic result of being irresponsible in drinking and driving.”

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Olivia Culbreath, 21, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving and manslaughter. She was hurt in the wreck at about 5 a.m. Sunday and taken to County/USC Medical Center for treatment, according to the CHP. She was taken into custody on Monday and is being held on $6 million bail, according to L.A. County Sheriff’s Department jail records.

Culbreath has a previous drunk driving conviction. Records from California's Department of Motor Vehicles show she was convicted of drunk driving in 2010 and had her license revoked. She eventually got her license back and it was valid at the time of the wreck, according to the DMV.

The L.A. County District Attorney’s Office has not yet filed charges against Culbreath​. Jail records show no court date has been assigned to her case.

The vigil is set for 4 p.m. at the Diamond Bar Community Center.

This story has been updated.

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