DOWNEY – Police believe alcohol may have been involved in a fatal collision Monday morning that left two people dead.
A 22-year-old man driving a Chevy Silverado west on Stewart and Gray Road collided at about 2:50 a.m. with a Honda Accord being driven by a 43-year-old woman heading north on Old River School Road at the intersection of the two streets, according to Sgt. Scott Loughner of the Downey Police Department.
The fire department responded, and the man and woman were taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood where they died.
The initial investigation suggests that alcohol was involved in the crash, but police will have to wait for a coroner’s report to know for sure whether either of the drivers had been drinking. Toxicology reports usually take about six weeks to be completed. The bodies have not been transported to the coroner’s office, so investigators have not officially identified the two people who died.
Loughner declined to say which driver police suspected had been drinking.
The intersection was closed until about 9:30 a.m. while police collected evidence, which will be used to reconstruct the accident, Loughner said.