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  • Burbank police report DUI arrests up, crashes down

    The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving...
  • Motorcyclist who died in 134 Freeway crash possibly hit by big rig

    Motorcyclist who died in 134 Freeway crash possibly hit by big rig
    Authorities say they believe a motorcyclist who died in a crash on the 134 Freeway on Tuesday morning suffered fatal injuries when he was run over by a big rig. Ozer Ozyildirim, 42, of Los Angeles died at the scene of the collision, said Los Angeles...
  • Boy struck by car; driver arrested for trying to flee

    A 5-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Burbank Monday afternoon, and the driver was arrested after attempting to flee the scene, police said. The boy, who was crossing the street with his grandmother, was transported to...
  • Five killed, one injured in single-vehicle accident in Burbank

    Five killed, one injured in single-vehicle accident in Burbank
    A single-vehicle accident under the 5 (Golden State) Freeway in Burbank killed five people and injured an 18-year-old woman early Saturday morning, authorities said. The Nissan sedan hit a guardrail and crashed into a concrete pillar under the freeway...
  • Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing

    Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing
    A roadside memorial had grown on Monday to include hundreds of candles, bouquets of flowers and about a dozen posters covered with photographs and heart-felt notes memorializing the victims of the fatal car crash in Burbank on Saturday. Friends and...
  • VIDEO: Victims identified in deadly Burbank crash; survivor recovering

    VIDEO: Victims identified in deadly Burbank crash; survivor recovering
    The lone survivor of a fiery single car crash in Burbank has been identified as 18-year-old Savannah Underwood, according to family and friends. Underwood was being treated at Los Angeles County LAC+USC Medical Center Sunday for non-life threatening...
  • Psychologists help grieving students after fatal car crash

    Four psychologists were sent to two Burbank high schools Monday morning to counsel students and district officials in the wake of a car crash Saturday morning in which five former students were killed and one was injured, authorities said. The victims...
  • Coroner identifies three of five victims in fiery car crash

    Coroner’s officials on Thursday identified three of the five people killed in a fiery car crash in Burbank early Saturday morning. Among those identified was the car’s driver. The three were identified as Stephen Stoll, 23, of Burbank, Malak...
  • Leader Editorial: Community mourns together over tragedy

    Leader Editorial: Community mourns together over tragedy
    There is a pall on this city today, with residents still absorbing the fact that a fiery, single-car crash that took place Sept. 28 on San Fernando Boulevard ended the lives of five of our promising young people and injured a sixth. As that Saturday...
  • Online safety pledge takes root after deadly car crash

    After five of her best friends died in a car wreck, Vanessa Lanza made a pledge. She'd never allow herself, or others, to drink and drive. As of Tuesday, nearly 600 people had joined Lanza's online vow, in which she asked friends, classmates,...
  • Toxicology report: Alcohol, drugs factors in crash that killed five

    Toxicology report: Alcohol, drugs factors in crash that killed five
    Alcohol, drugs and a high rate of speed appear to have been factors in a fiery car wreck in September that claimed the lives of five young people and left one severely injured, records show. The driver of the Nissan Altima involved in the single-car...
  • Identity of fourth victim killed in fiery Burbank crash is confirmed

    Identity of fourth victim killed in fiery Burbank crash is confirmed
    Los Angeles County coroner’s officials have identified a fourth victim of a fiery single-car crash in Burbank this past weekend. Sugey Cuevas, 19, was among the five who died in the wreck that occurred at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday near the Scott...