Car flips over on freeway, two dead

LOS ANGELES - A car driven by a Downey woman missed a freeway transition on Sunday, causing the car to roll over several times and killing two passengers, authorities said.The 20-year-old driver, who was not identified, and three passengers were transported to local hospitals. Paramedics declared Karla Castillo, of Los Angeles, and Cindy Luna dead at the scene. No place of residence was listed for Luna. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 1998 BMW 328i was traveling north on the Harbor (110) Freeway at about 1:49 a.m. when the driver missed the eastbound transition to the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway. The driver sharply pulled the car to the right and lost control, authorities said. Four passengers were ejected. The driver and three passengers who survived have been listed in serious to critical condition, a CHP spokesman said.

********** Published: August 7, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 16