DUI Driver ID'd in Fatal 101 Freeway Crash

A suspected drunken driver killed a man who had gotten out of his disabled car on the 101 Freeway before dawn

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    A suspected drunken driver was arrested after a deadly collision on the Hollywood (101) Freeway in Encino early Sunday. Reggie Kumar reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

    A crash involving a suspected drunken driver jailed in the killing of another motorist who had gotten out of his disabled car shut down lanes of the Ventura (101) Freeway in Encino on Sunday.

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    The 4:15 a.m. crash happened when a man got out of his disabled gray Scion for unknown reasons when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver in a white Toyota 4Runner in the slow lane of the 101 near the Balboa Boulevard off-ramp, the CHP said.

    Two female passengers in the Scion were taken to hospitals -- one in critical condition, the other with minor-to-moderate injuries, said Officer Leland Tang, a spokesman with the California Highway Patrol.

    Children Struck by Alleged DUI Driver Remain in Hospital

    [PHI] Children Struck by Alleged DUI Driver Remain in Hospital
    5-year-old Anya Mwagala and her 2-year-old brother Lamar remains at St. Christopher's Hospital after Erika Williams, 28, was allegedly driving under the influence when she struck the two children and two adults Saturday night. NBC10's Matt DeLucia

    A female passenger in the 4Runner suffered minor injuries.

    The driver of the 4Runner, identified as Robert Graves, 31, of Reseda, was booked into a Los Angeles jail, officials said.

    All but one of the westbound freeway lanes and the off-ramp at Balboa were shut down for hours while officials investigated the crash and crews cleared the debris.

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