Samantha Molina Arrested after Fatal Head-On Collision near Exposition Boulevard

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 30, 2023) – Early Friday morning, Ken Balayev was killed in a head-on collision on 110 Freeway.

The incident happened shortly before 3:00 a.m. along the northbound 110 Freeway near Exposition Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.

According to the investigators, Samantha Molina, in a black Chevrolet Cruze, went southbound in the northbound lanes. There, the Chevy collided with a taxi cab heading in the opposite direction. The impact of the collision severely injured several people.

Emergency crews pronounced the taxi driver, identified as 71-year-old Ken Balayev of Calabasas, dead at the scene. Balayev’s passenger inside the cab suffered minor injuries.

Meanwhile, responding paramedics rushed the Chevy driver and a female passenger to a hospital for treatment of major injuries.

Following the crash, authorities arrested Molina on unspecified charges.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The Sweet James team sends our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Ken Balayev.

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