A woman, described as a wrong-way driver, was in custody Tuesday for allegedly driving drunk and causing a two-vehicle collision on a Northridge street that killed a woman and injured the victim's brother.
She had a blood alcohol level of .22 -- more nearly three times the legal limit, according to a KNBC4 report.
The crash occurred at 9:37 p.m. Monday at 19700 Parthenia St., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Griselda Sandoval, 25, of Northridge, died at the scene, according to the LAPD. Sandoval was a passenger in a Honda driven by her 18-year-old brother, Roberto, also from Northridge, who was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Valerie Stewart, 50, of Van Nuys, was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to police.
Police said Sandoval and her brother "were traveling west on Parthenia Street west of Corbin Avenue when a second vehicle traveling east on Parthenia Street veered into the westbound lane and collided with their car."
"Stewart ... was driving under the influence of alcohol," police said.
Stewart's SUV came to rest against a masonry and iron fence, and she was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, said Officer Karen Rayner of the LAPD's Media Relations Section. She was then arrested.
Stewart suffered only minor injuries, police said, including a "complaint of pain."
-- City News Service contributed to this report.