2 killed in traffic collision

DOWNEY - Two people were killed in an early morning traffic collision Monday at Stewart & Gray and Old River School roads.Firefighters responded to the two-vehicle collision at about 3 a.m., said public information officer Jason Patao. The collision involved a Honda Accord and Chevy Silverado. Claudia Ferrer, 43, and Raul Chavez Jr., 22, were transported to St. Francis Medical Center where they died. Ferrer was driving the Accord and Chavez the Silverado. Police suspect alcohol played a factor in the collision. "Drivers need to remain alert at all times, even when driving at times when few people are on the road, and above all else, always wear your seat belt," Patao said.

********** Published: June 07, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 08