Brianna Pugh Killed, Melanie Azanero Arrested in Hermosa Beach DUI Crash
HEMOSA BEACH, CA (October 28, 2018) – A 24-year-old Los Angeles woman identified as Brianna Pugh died in a DUI crash on Thursday, October 24.
According to Hermosa Beach police Sgt. Robert Higgin, the collision happened around 2:00 a.m. on Pacific Coast Highway and Artesia Boulevard. Melanie Azanero of Hawthorne drove a 2015 Honda Civic that collided with a 2019 Nissan Kicks SUV driven by Pugh.
Officials later arrested Azanero and booked her on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter for the crash.
Azanero received treatment for minor to moderate injuries as a result of the impact. She was released later that day on a $130,000 bond, Higgins stated.
The investigation of the incident is still currently ongoing. Officers believe driving under the influence is a factor in the incident.
Police also urge anyone with information on the case to contact them at 310-318-0360.
We are one with the family and friends of Brianna Pugh during this very unfortunate time of their lives.
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