Woman, 56, arrested after car slams into crowd

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 56-year-old woman suspected of being intoxicated faces felony charges after a car struck a group of pedestrians and another car outside a Southern California church, killing three people and injuring eight.

Redondo Beach police Lt. Shawn Freeman says Margo Bronstein was arrested after the crash Wednesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. She is being held on $300,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday. It wasn’t immediately known if she has an attorney.

Freeman says five children and eight adults, including the suspect and the other driver, were injured. Three of the adults, including two women in their 80s, later died.

Freeman says at least two people remain in critical condition Thursday morning.

blog comments powered by Disqus