(PatriotWise.com) — Police announced on Monday that they have arrested the driver who crashed into the back of an Uber car in Los Angeles on Saturday, killing three of the passengers, CBS News reported.
Police arrested 31-year-old Gregory Black and charged him with vehicular manslaughter after investigators determined that he was the driver behind the wheel of the Mercedes that sped through a red light at S. Vermont Avenue and W. Century Boulevard in South Los Angeles, T-boning the Honda sedan operated by an Uber driver.
The Uber was carrying four passengers at the time of the accident, three young women and a young man. All three women, including two sisters, were killed in the crash.
A witness to the crash told KTLA that Black’s Mercedes sedan appeared to be traveling around 80 mph, possibly in an attempt to beat the red light. The driver of the Honda was stopped at the light, waiting to turn left, when the impact of the crash sent it spinning.
The three women sharing the backseat of the Honda were killed, and one of the victims was thrown from the vehicle. The male passenger in the front and the Uber driver survived the crash and were taken to nearby hospitals. The male passenger’s injuries were listed as serious, but the hospital said he was alert.
By Sunday, both the driver and the passenger had been upgraded to stable condition.
Gregory Black was also transported to a nearby hospital after the crash.
Victor Gonzalez, a witness to the accident, told KTLA that he tried to revive the two women in the backseat, but neither was breathing.
Saturday evening, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Kimberly Izquierdo, 27, Juvelyn Arroyo, 23, and Veronica Amerzola, 23.
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