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Driver Suspected of DUI Killed 1 in 3-car Accident in Anaheim
The suspected drunk driver who killed one and injured others in a 3-car crash in Anaheim has now been identified as Arturo Ramirezgomez. He failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of West Ball Road and South Magnolia Avenue at 1:53 a.m. early Sunday morning.
According to the Orange County Register, Ramirezgomez is 28-years-old and he has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The Anaheim Police Department’s Sergeant Shane Carringer is reported to have been driving a black Nissan Murano while going west on Ball Road and then failing to stop when reaching Magnolia.
The car is then reported to have hit a 2016 Honda Accord occupied by four men, though CBS Los Angeles brings up a discrepancy in reports and notes the possibility of five people being in the Honda. At least 3 of the men were noted to be 30-years-old, and one aged 49. This 49-year-old rear passenger was declared dead on the scene, and all other passengers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Reports say that at least one of the cars then hit a Toyota Camry, which was stopped at the red light facing Magnolia Avenue. According to ABC7 Los Angeles, it’s possible that one or both of the cars hit the Camry. No one in the Camry was injured. The Camry was displaying an Uber sticker, but it’s presently unknown whether or not the driver was operating for the rideshare service at the time of collision.
One person was trapped and needed to be released by firefighters, according to authorities.
Ramirezgomez has since been arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. He has suffered minor injuries and is presently being held in custody.