Speeding driver kills pedestrian, hits 6 cars in Buena Park

A speeding motorist fatally struck a woman before crashing into at least six vehicles on La Palma Avenue in Buena Park Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
February 24, 2014 5:46:18 AM PST
A speeding motorist fatally struck a woman before crashing into at least six vehicles in Buena Park Sunday.

Police initially received reports of a speeding driver, traveling 100 mph, heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of La Palma Avenue around 7 p.m.

The driver later ran a red light and a hit a woman who was walking in the area. The car then crossed into the opposite lanes and hit at least six vehicles.

The female victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The wrong-way driver was also transported, his or her condition remains unknown. Investigators were working to determine whether alcohol played a role in the incident.


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