One person was killed and three others were hospitalized Sunday evening when a suspected DUI driver struck a portable taco stand in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
The crash happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of South Clarence Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
A female driver was traveling westbound on Fourth Street when she lost control of her vehicle and jumped the curb, hitting the stand and people standing around it, said Officer Tatiana Bohorquez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.
The driver was arrested and identified by LAPD as 34-year-old Maribel Rosas.
She was possibly under the influence of alcohol, Bohorquez said.
An unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene and three other victims were transported to hospitals: two in critical condition and one with a minor injury, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a news alert. Six other people were evaluated at the crash site but declined hospitalization, the LAFD said.
The owner of the taco stand told KTLA that the hospitalized patients included his brother-in-law, who was managing the stand, a second injured man, and a female employee whose leg was broken in the crash.
Bohorquez said the person who was killed was an “older man.” The corner where the crash occurred is known as a taco destination, she said.
Rosas was taken into custody on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter, according to Officer Tony Im.
Rosas was being held without bail, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing jail records. Before the Boyle Heights incident, there were no citations, collisions or tickets on her driving records in the past three years, the DMV said, according to the newspaper.
KTLA’s Melissa Pamer contributed to this article.