A Canoga Park woman has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after she crashed her vehicle on a Malibu road late Friday, killing a 2-year-old girl in the backseat and severely injuring herself, authorities said. Magdalena Lisi, 22, was driving north on Malibu Canyon Road about a mile east of Pepperdine University around 9 p.m. when her Kia drifted off the roadway and collided with a metal guard rail, authorities said. The vehicle overturned, killing the toddler in the backseat, authorities said. Lisi suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was later arrested on a DUI charge, though she remained at the hospital for treatment.
Authorities on Wednesday announced a 36,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a second motorist involved in a suspected street-racing crash that left three dead. The reward comes nearly a month after the multivehicle crash shut down the 5 Freeway in Commerce. The fiery collision occurred when one of the suspected street racers lost control of a car and slammed into a UPS truck. The big rig then flipped over the median, smashed into oncoming traffic and exploded. Three people died in the crash.
Riverside County coroner's officials were still working Monday to identify those killed in a horrifying crash between a tour bus and a big rig truck near Palm Springs, a day after officials warned that identifying the victims would be a challenge. Thirteen people were killed and 31 others injured when the bus crashed into the truck at 5:17 a.m. The bus was headed west on the 10 Freeway on the way to Los Angeles, officials said. Federal and local investigators are probing the cause of the crash, the deadliest in California in several decades. Authorities said the crash occurred when the bus slammed into the back of the truck's trailer, crushing the front third of the cabin.
A small plane that slammed into a car after landing on Interstate 15 in Fallbrook on Saturday killed a San Diego roller derby skater sitting in the vehicle's back seat, authorities said. The woman was identified by the Medical Examiner's Office as Antoinette "Toni" Frances Isbelle, 38, of San Diego. Isbelle was a member of the Starlettes roller derby team under the nickname "Rockalishous." The plane, a single-engine blue and white Lancair IV, landed in the northbound slow lane of the freeway, about a mile north of state Route 76 at 9:15 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parent. It skidded about 250 feet and plowed into the back of a 2015 Nissan Sentra carrying the roller derby skaters.