Two of the six women injured when a vehicle overturned in a suspected DUI crash in Beverly Hills early Friday morning have died, an official at the scene said.
The solo-vehicle crash was reported about 1:23 a.m. near the intersection of South Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills Police Department Lt. Renato Moreno said.
Arriving officers found several victims had been ejected from a white SUV that had overturned in the roadway of South Santa Monica Boulevard.
The SUV had been carrying six women, all in their 20s, Moreno said.
Paramedic treated the patients at the scene and transported them to an area hospital with significant injuries.
Two of the women, both passengers in the SUV, have died at the hospital, Moreno said. The driver of the SUV has been arrested on suspicion of DUI.
It was unclear if the “smaller” SUV was equipped to hold 6 people, some of whom were likely not wearing seat belts, Moreno said.
South Santa Monica Boulevard remained closed until about 6 a.m. due to the crash.