Any DUI that involves the death of another person is a tragedy for all involved. For the intoxicated driver, however, it can be a life-altering accident. If a DUI accident causes the death of another person, the intoxicated driver will undoubtedly be facing DUI charges. They may even be facing DUI causing injury charges. However, they will probably also find themselves facing manslaughter charges. There is also a possibility they will face a murder charge. All of these charges are separate from the DUI charge. Serious injury or death can even cause a DUI to be upgraded to a felony charge where it would normally be a misdemeanor.
KTLA reports that a DUI suspect has been arrested following the death of an 80-year-old man in a crash in Fullerton.
The crash occurred at about 3 p.m. Friday on Raymond Street at the Orangefair Lane intersection in Fullerton.
Surveillance video captured a white 2015 Dodge Ram truck that was traveling south on Raymond as it plowed into a 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS as it was attempting to turn onto Orangefair.
The truck flipped over and came to a rest on the cab, while the Chevelle was totaled. The roof, the passenger side body, and the trunk had all been ripped off of the car.
According to police, the driver of the truck had been speeding and the truck overturned multiple times.
The driver of the Chevelle, identified only as an 80-year-old male, died at the scene. The 25-year-old male driving the truck suffered from moderate injuries and was taken to a trauma center.
A drug recognition expert determined that the driver of the truck was intoxicated by alcohol. He was arrested and charged with DUI causing death.