25-year-old Male Driver Arrested for DUI in Fatal Traffic Collision
Earlier today, at approximately 3:05 pm, Fullerton Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Raymond and Orangefair Lane regarding a traffic collision involving multiple vehicles.
Upon arrival, officers located a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu SS with significant passenger side damage at the intersection, and a 2015 Ram 1500 with significant front-end damage approximately 150 feet south of the intersection. The 2015 Ram 1500 appeared to have rolled over multiple times, and it came to a rest upside down in the southbound lanes of Raymond. The driver of 1964 Chevrolet, an 80-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Anaheim Fire & Rescue. The driver of the 2015 Ram 1500 was transported to a local trauma center with moderate injuries.
Initial investigation indicates that the 2015 Ram 1500 was traveling southbound on Raymond at a high rate of speed when it broadsided the 1964 Chevrolet, which was making a westbound turn onto Orangefair Lane from Raymond.
FPD Accident Investigators, and members of the Major Accident Investigation Team, responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. A Drug Recognition Expert was utilized and he determined that driver of the 2015 Ram 1500 was driving with an impaired ability due to alcohol intoxication. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury or death.
The identity of deceased 80-year-old male will be released by the Orange County Coroner at a time they deem appropriate.
Anyone with information about this collision is encouraged to contact the Fullerton Police Traffic Bureau at (714) 738-5313. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or can visit their website at https://occrimestoppers.org/.
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