Two killed in wrong-way crash

ANAHEIM - Two people died Wednesday when their vehicle was hit by a Mercedes traveling the wrong way on the 91 Freeway.Multiple eyewitnesses reported a 2006 Mercedes C220 sedan driving "at an unknown high rate of speed" in the eastbound carpool lane before it collided with a 2006 Toyota Scion XB that was heading westbound, the California Highway Patrol reported. The collision, which occurred at about 12:47 a.m., killed the Scion's two occupants, who died at the scene. The victims were identified as a 26-year-old Alan Reyes, of Diamond Bar, and his 24-year-old girlfriend, Vanessa Cease, from Long Beach. The driver of the Mercedes, Anthony Louis Fragoso, a 21-year-old South Gate resident, suffered "major injuries." He was placed in custody and is being treated at UCI Medical Center.

********** Published: January 13, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 39