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Alhambra: Passenger Hsueh Wang Killed in DUI Crash


At about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 48-year-old Hsueh Wang was killed in a DUI crash in Alhambra. Thirty-three-year-old Alejandro Traslavina struck the sport utility vehicle in which Wang was a backseat passenger on Garfield Avenue under Interstate 10. Wang was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the SUV and another passenger were taken to area hospitals. Traslavina was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Authorities are investigating the crash and have requested that witnesses contact investigators with the Alhambra Police Department at 626-570-5151 or 626-570-5162.

“When a family loses a loved one to a motor vehicle collision, they may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver in order to obtain compensation for their loss,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.

Alhambra accounted for 2 of the 346 fatalities and 463 of the 62,881 injuries suffered in motor vehicle collisions in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 35 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death in the city that year.

The Southwest Riverside News Network originally reported this Alhambra collision.

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