A drunk driving car accident in Industry, a suburb of Los Angeles County, claimed one life and seriously injured 5 others when 4 cars collided on Tuesday night. Authorities reported that several of the victims were trapped in their vehicles until emergency personnel arrived.

Approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday was when the accident took place. A vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, was driving erratically at 65 mph and crossed over the median. The driver was apparently drunk driving and crashed his vehicle into another, igniting the chain car crash that involved four vehicles. The driver has been identified as 25-year-old Omar Vivar, and has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) at the time of the accident.

The site of the drunk driving accident was the intersection of East Valley Boulevard and South Stimson Avenue.

Steven Carson from Walnut was pronounced dead at the scene, while 5 others were injured and taken to local hospitals.

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