18-year-old Downey woman reportedly killed in DUI crash

DOWNEY - An 18-year-old Downey woman was reportedly killed in a traffic collision Sunday night in Downey. 

Karla Salazar

Karla Salazar

The crash occurred at approximately 9 p.m. when a BMW SUV traveling eastbound on Firestone Boulevard rear-ended another vehicle stopped at a traffic light. 

The driver of the SUV, 21-year-old Lise Moreno Arredondo, of Whittier, was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, said Sgt. Jaime Pelayo of the Downey Police Department. 

Police said an 18-year-old woman in the vehicle that was rear-ended was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

Friends and family identified the woman as Karla Salazar and posted on social media that she died.

Salazar had graduated from Downey High School this past June. 

As of Wednesday morning, a Go Fund Me page in Salazar's honor had raised more than $7,300.

NewsEric Pierce