DUI Crash in Pasadena Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Others Injured

The Pasadena Star reported on Sunday that a 26-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI, and other related charges.

Commander Mark Goodman of the Pasadena Police Department told reporters that the fatal crash happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. Investigators say that a green 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was heading eastbound on Washington Place in Pasadena when the driver struck a parked vehicle near the intersection of Washington Place and Sunset Avenue.

Fire crews and paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the crash. A 55-year-old man, the front seat passenger, was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Despite all life-saving efforts by doctors and emergency personnel, the man died due to the injuries he suffered in the crash.

The driver and a second backseat passenger both suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The 40-year-old backseat passenger was hospitalized but is expected to be ok. 

 The driver has been identified as 26-year-old Oscar Munoz-Luna of Pasadena. After being treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released, Luna was arrested by Pasadena Police on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. He is currently being held in the Pasadena Jail and held on a $100,000 bond. 

Commander Goodman said that the Pasadena Police Department asks anyone with any further information about the incident to contact them at (626) 744-4241 or through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

On behalf of the attorneys and staff of our firm, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim and his family at this difficult time.

Related Frequently Asked Questions