Opioid deaths have risen to 1 in 96, a figure now higher than the 1 in 103 probability of dying in a car crash.
Edgar Verduzco, who served in Afghanistan before joining the LAPD, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
A new report shows the U.S. had the highest rate of crash-related deaths compared with 19 other countries.
The National Safety Council estimates 433 people will be killed on the road during this long weekend.
Kim Howe, 69, died after Jenner crashed into her on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
Improving economy, lower gas prices among reasons suspected for increase in traffic deaths.