On Monday, Jul 5, 2021, authorities detained 22-year-old Los Angeles resident Adrian Castroramos following a fatal DUI crash that occurred on the 101 Freeway in the Cahuenga Pass. A 45-year-old woman, whose identity remains undisclosed, was struck and killed by Castroramos after she exited her vehicle following a separate crash on the 101.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the initial collision occurred before dawn at approximately 4:40 a.m.. Three cars traveling southbound collided north of Pilgrimage Bridge. After the crash, the woman exited her vehicle to check for damage which remained in the third lane. Unfortunately, minutes later, Castroramos approached the area driving a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe and struck her.
Emergency personnel responded and upon arrival found the woman suffering with major injuries in the roadway north of the bridge. Sadly, her sustained injuries were extremely severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities then arrested Adrian Castroramos on suspicion of DUI.
Officers shut down a part of the southbound 101 freeway through the Cahuenga Pass for more than two hours following the crash. There are no further details regarding the fatal DUI incident, the investigation is ongoing.