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Sep 27, 2017

According to CBS, an employee of the Los Angeles Police Department was arrested for his involvement in a fatal crash that killed 3 people on the 605 Freeway in Whittier on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The southbound 605 Freeway was closed for more than five hours following the three-car pileup that occurred near Washington Boulevard.

According to authorities, 26-year-old Edgar Verduzco of Santa Ana was traveling at a high rate of speed in a 2016 Chevy Camaro when he struck a 2014 Nissan and a 2010 Scion.

The Nissan burst into flames due to the impact of the crash, trapping all three occupants inside. All three people—two males and a female—were pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the victims have not been released.

The driver of the Scion, identified as a 31-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries.

The suspect, Verduzco, sustained a broken nose. Verduzco was arrested on suspicion of DUI and is being held on $100,000 bail.

It is unclear what Verduzco’s position is at the Los Angeles Police Department.

The crash remains under investigation.

West Coast Trial Lawyers sends our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. We also wish a speedy recovery to the other victim involved.

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