Two woman killed in a wrong-way collision on the eastbound Artesia (91) Freeway in Long Beach were identified Monday by the coroner’s office.
The crash occurred at about 5:25 a.m. Sunday. Sole Mitchell-Hall, 21, of Palmdale, was speeding between 70 mph and 85 mph the wrong way in the eastbound carpool lane at Atlantic Avenue when her 2016 Honda collided head-on with a 2016 Chrysler being driven by Aaron Marlowe, 30, of Hemet, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Both women were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were examined at the scene and released, according to Capt. Jack Crabtree of the Long Beach Fire Department.
“Further investigation revealed there was a property damage only collision that occurred a short distance from this fatal traffic collision, and was a separate incident from the fatal traffic collision,” the CHP said.
Authorities said Mitchell-Hall was first spotted at around 5:20 a.m. by multiple 911 callers going up to 90 mph the wrong direction on the Riverside (91) Freeway near State College Boulevard in Anaheim just minutes before the fatal crash.