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Two Drivers Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on the 210 Freeway

The two drivers died at the scene of the overnight crash north of Los Angeles.

Officers at the scene of a crash.
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Two drivers were killed early Monday morning in a wrong-way crash on the 210 Freeway north of Los Angeles.

The crash was reported at about 2:40 a.m. on the eastbound 210 Freeway in the La Crescenta-Montrose area, just west of Ocean View Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Dion Conley.

The original call was for a wrong-way driver traveling west in eastbound lanes, Conley said. The drivers collided, leaving both of them dead and a passenger hospitalized in critical condition.

Nicole Ardon, 23, of Sunland, and James Haddid, 27, of Pasadena died
at the scene. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Vince Ramirez, Ardon was behind the wheel of a 2016 Mazda 3 and was driving the wrong way on the freeway when her car collided with Haddid's 2014 Honda Civic.

A male passenger in the Mazda, who is from Granada Hills, was taken to
a hospital with major burn injuries to his arms, legs and face, the CHP
reported.

The CHP issued a SigAlert shutting down all eastbound lanes at that location.

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