A suspected DUI car crash tragically left an Orange County man dead and two others injured Monday, March 23, in Long Beach.
According to Long Beach police, the suspected DUI car crash, which involved a 2003 Nissan Altima and a 2009 Kia Spectra, occurred about 6:20 a.m. near Anaheim Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Rescue personnel arrived at the scene to find victims trapped in both vehicles.
A 38-year-old man, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was driving eastbound on Anaheim Street at high speed when he lost control of the Altima while attempting to make a right turn on Pacific Coast Highway and the sedan collided with the Kia traveling north on the highway, according to a LBPD statement.
The driver of the Kia, a 64-year-old Westminster resident, died at the scene, police reported. His name was withheld pending family notification.
The Nissan’s driver, whose name was not immediately released, and his passenger both suffered injuries of unspecified severity and were transported for hospital treatment.
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