DUI Driver Arrested After 3-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Anaheim

NBC Los Angeles reports that a 49-year-old father of three was killed, and four others were left injured in a three-vehicle crash in Anaheim early Sunday morning.

According to a statement released by Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department, the fatal crash happened at approximately 1:53 a.m. at the intersection of West Ball Road and South Magnolia Avenue. 

Police investigative reports indicate that a black Nissan Murano driver was heading westbound on Ball Road when he blew through a red light at South Magnolia Avenue. The Nissan broadsided a 2016 Black Honda Accord occupied by four men. A third vehicle, a Toyota Camry, which was stopped at the red light on Magnolia, was also hit in a chain reaction. 

Those inside the Honda included a 30-year-old driver, two 30-year-old men, and a 49-year-old man who was a rear seat passenger. One of the three surviving men inside the Honda had to be extricated by firefighters before he could be examined by paramedics.

The 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene while the three other men were taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries they suffered in the crash. No one inside the Toyota Camry was hurt in the incident.

Anaheim Police officers arrested the 28-year-old driver of the Nissan, a resident of Anaheim, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. His identity has not yet been released.

The fatal crash is currently under investigation. 


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