California DUI suspect held in deadly 7-car crash

Posted - Dec. 17, 2013 at 8:15 a.m.



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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are investigating reports that a suspected drunken driver bought beer just minutes after a collision involving seven vehicles that left a woman dead.

City News Service says a woman in her 60s was killed on impact in the crash in the Tarzana area late Monday.

Officer Olga Arriaga says the suspect, driving a gray Ford Taurus, slammed into the rear of a vehicle, causing a seven-car pileup. Occupants of the other cars complained of neck and back pain but no serious injuries were reported.

Witnesses say after the crash the suspect walked into a convenience store, bought a six pack of beer and began drinking it while police arrived.

The suspect is in custody and being questioned. His name was not immediately released.

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