On January 15, 2009 at approximately 8:55 p.m., a 28 year old woman was driving a salvaged black 1993 Acura Vigor on eastbound Whitney Boulevard just east of Becerra Way in the #2 lane. For unknown reasons, the driver steered to the left causing her vehicle to spin counter clockwise and cross the westbound traffic lanes. The passenger side of the Acura struck a power pole on the north side of the roadway. The impact caused the Acura to split in half, then continue forward where it struck a cinder wall. The driver was not wearing her seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol and/or drugs is suspected as a contributing factor to this collision. The driver was driving on a suspended drivers’ license. The identity of the driver is not releasable at this time, pending notification of next of kin.
This collision is still under investigation.