A two-vehicle collision in Orange on Sunday afternoon left one driver dead and a second driver under arrest on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Police responded to the car accident at approximately 4 p.m. at the intersection of West Sycamore Avenue and North Main Street.
A man driving a Mazda Protege was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant of that car.
Police identified the driver of a Honda Accord as Manuel Antonio Sanchez Contreras, 23, of Los Angeles.
Investigators believe the driver of the Mazda was in a left turn lane, waiting to transition from northbound Main to westbound Sycamore, when his vehicle was struck from behind by Contreras. According to police, Contreras was traveling at a “high rate of speed” when he struck the other vehicle,
Contreras was apparently uninjured and remained at the scene to talk to police before being taken into custody on suspicion of DUI.
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