Hollywood, CA (October 9, 2020) – A head-on collision occurred on a freeway in Hollywood this past Thursday morning that took one man's life and seriously injured another. The deceased victim was identified as 24-year-old Jordan Del Carmen of Paramount.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
A wrong-way driver was the cause of the fatal crash that took place in the early morning hours this past Thursday, October 7. The crash happened just north of the Hollywood Boulevard exit on the 101 Freeway.
Del Carmen became trapped in his vehicle due to the collision and lost his life as a result of injuries he sustained in the wreck.
California Highway Patrol stated that Del Carmen was traveling on the 101 Freeway in his black 2008 BMW when he collided head-on with Clayton Chiapuzio's 2014 Subaru. Chiapuzio, a Newbury Park resident, was transported by ambulance to a nearby medical center for the treatment of major injuries.
Two other cars were said to have been involved in the accident due to a chain reaction being caused by the force of the collision.
No other injuries were reported to have taken place due to the wreck.
The northbound lanes of the roadway were closed down for several hours after the incident occurred while first responders worked to clear the wreckage from the roadway.
CHP has not stated whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
No further information is currently available at this time concerning the accident or the circumstances surrounding it.
An accident investigation is currently underway.
Car Accidents in California
California is second in the nation when it comes to the state with the most annual traffic-related fatalities. The Golden State sees approximately 3,200 deaths per year due to fatal California traffic accidents. These collisions are constantly changing the lives of injured victims and their family members and imposing lasting impacts upon everyone affected by them. Negligent actions performed while driving such as speeding, intoxication, and distraction can endanger the lives of not only the negligent driver but also everyone else they encounter on the road at any given time.
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