Two Killed in Fiery DUI Crash on 605 Freeway in Norwalk

The driver of an Infiniti was arrested on suspicion of DUI after colliding with a minivan on the freeway in southern Los Angeles County

Two people were killed and a 31-year-old man was arrested early Monday in a suspected DUI crash on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk.

The crash was reported at 1:06 a.m. on the northbound San Gabriel River Freeway at Rosecrans Avenue. A preliminary investigation indicates the driver of an Infiniti M45 sedan struck a disabled minivan that was stopped in traffic lanes.  

A 52-year-old man and 19-year-old woman in the minivan died at the scene. Details regarding their identities were not immediately available.

At least two other individuals, including a 7-year-old girl who suffered major injuries, were hospitalized.

The Infiniti driver, identified as 31-year-old Norwalk resident Alex Barragan, was arrested on suspicion of murder after crashing into the minivan in southern Los Angeles County. His passenger was treated for injuries and released. 

It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

A SigAlert was issued at 1:19 a.m. shutting down all northbound lanes at Rosecrans Avenue for the investigation.

During the crash investigation, a second driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI in a nearby collision. No injuries were reported in the second crash.

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