A Pasadena man has been accused of drunk driving in connection with a car accident in Los Angeles that killed a 4-month-old girl and injured a 10-year-old boy and a woman on the 110 Freeway in Elysian Park. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley News Tribune, 26-year-old Jared Silvestri was allegedly under the influence when the crash occurred on the northbound 110 Freeway just south of the 5 Freeway. California Highway Patrol officials said Silvestri was at the wheel of a 2001 Chevrolet when it slammed into the rear of a 2006 Chrysler that was slowing and pulling over to the right shoulder. Continue reading →
One person was killed in a fiery car crash in Orange, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car accident occurred the night of May 12, 2016 at the intersection of East Chapman Avenue and South Yorba Street. Police say 32-year-old Stephanie Marine DeRosas was driving west on Chapman when she rear-ended a vehicle near South Yorba Street. The impact of the collision caused the rear-ended car to go into the intersection where it sideswiped another vehicle and caught fire.
When officials arrived at the scene, the rear-ended vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The driver, who was the sole occupant of that vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The gender and the identity of that driver has not yet been determined. DeRosas was hospitalized with serious injuries, but is expected to be booked on suspicion of DUI. The female driver of the side-swiped vehicle was also injured, but she is expected survive. DeRosas was also driving on a license that was suspended on Oct. 27, 2014 for negligent operation, the Register reported. The investigation is ongoing.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of this deceased car accident victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
Greg Gillaspy, 70, was killed in a Yorba Linda car crash, which officials say was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Gillaspy was crossing the street at the intersection of Fairmont Boulevard and Lorca Lane the night of April 9, 2016 when a truck hit him.
The driver, identified as 37-year-old Jody Guerrero, remained at the scene. He was found to have been driving under the influence and was booked on suspicion of homicide. Officials said he already had a prior DUI conviction. Gillaspy was transported to an area trauma center where he died from his injuries.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of Greg Gillaspy for their tragic loss. Gillaspy was not just a U.S. Navy veteran, but also an active member of the community who pushed to add the words “In God We Trust” to the walls of the Yorba Linda City Council Chambers. He was also a leader of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1024. Continue reading →
Andrew Garcia, 26, was killed in an Anaheim DUI crash after a pickup truck struck him while he was skateboarding. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred around midnight on March 12, 2016. Police say Garcia was skateboarding northbound on Magnolia Avenue near Ball Road when a Nissan Titan, driven by 63-year-old Jose Frutos Gonzalez, struck him.
Gonzalez fled after hitting Garcia. Witnesses followed him to an apartment complex in the 900 block of South Dale Avenue. Garcia was transported to an area trauma center where he died the following day from his injuries. Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The investigation is still ongoing.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of Andrew Garcia for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
Injuries were reported in a Lake Forest car accident, which officials said, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred on the I-5 northbound, north of Lake Forest Drive. California Highway Patrol officials said Todd Davey, 47, of Buena Park, was driving a Toyota 4Runner, and for unknown reasons, lost control and collided with four other vehicles.
The crash caused the 4Runner to overturn onto the right shoulder. A pregnant woman in her 30s was involved in the crash as were four others. But officials said none of them suffered serious or life-threatening injuries. Davey was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Officials suspect Davey was under influence of drugs and alcohol.
It is indeed fortunate that no one was critically injured in this collision. We wish everyone who was injured the very best for a speedy and full recovery. Continue reading →
A DUI crash in Los Angeles left one person dead and two others critically injured early morning on January 6, 2016.
According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred near the intersection of Formosa Avenue and Beverly Boulevard near the Park La Brea community of Los Angeles.
The female driver was driving south on La Brea Avenue when he rammed into a car and then struck three pedestrians standing nearby.
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A runner suffered serious injuries in a Pasadena car crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver.
According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal crash occurred the morning of January 1, 2016 near Colorado and Sierra Madre boulevards, which is along the Rose Parade route.
Police say 40-year-old Yuki Horne struck the female jogger and then kept driving.
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Marcello Bisarello, 24, was killed in a Santa Ana car crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Bisarello was sitting on a curb the afternoon of November 3, 2015 in the 800 block of East McFadden Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound Ford Windstar van that swerved and hit him.
The van’s driver, 55-year-old Jaime Ramon Horta, fled the scene and was Continue reading →
A male bicyclist suffered a serious head injury in a DUI hit-and-run crash in Anaheim.
The Orange County Register reports that the incident occurred the morning of September 20, 2015 at the intersection of West Sycamore and North Clementine streets.
The bicyclist was transported to a local trauma center where he is said to be in critical but stable condition.
The driver fled the scene.
But authorities soon after found the Mitsubishi Eclipse, the hit-and-run vehicle, abandoned on Continue reading →
A man is facing DUI charges after causing a major injury crash in Boyle Heights.
According to a KABC news report, the car accident occurred the morning of September 12, 2015 near 4th and Lorena streets under the 4th Street bridge.
Police say a Nissan 370Z was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed.
The driver lost control and struck a silver southbound Continue reading →