A 29-year-old Long Beach woman was identified Saturday as the passenger who died after being ejected from a car that overturned in a DUI crash on the westbound Artesia (91) Freeway in neighboring La Palma.
Christine Gilbert, 29, was taken to La Palma Intercommunity Hospital after the 2:40 a.m. Saturday accident and pronounced dead about 25 minutes later, according to the Orange County Coroner's office.
The victim was riding in a car that struck another westbound vehicle east of Walker Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver lost control of the car which then overturned. Gilbert was ejected from the vehicle and struck a "fixed object," according to the CHP accident report.
The driver of the car in which Gilbert was riding was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the CHP.