Orange County Woman Killed in Tustin Pedestrian Accident

A 74-year-old Orange County woman was killed in a Tustin pedestrian accident when she was struck by a car and dragged for almost a mile, according to a news report. Berna Martinez was hit by the driver of a Mercury Sable at the bottom of the I-5 freeway ramp while she was attempting to cross…

Riverside Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Bike Fatality

A 38-year-old Riverside woman who pleaded guilty to hit and run manslaughter in the death of an Irvine bicyclist has been sentenced to three years in prison, according to a news report. Patricia Ann Izquieta was driving under the influence of prescription drugs in December of 2009 when she hit 49-year-old Donald Murphy while he…

Distracted Driver Pleads Guilty in Pedestrian Fatality

A driver reaching for his laptop who rear-ended a truck, sending it into a crosswalk and killing a baby in a stroller, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. According to a news report, Robert Anthony Casares, 50, of Huntington Beach received a sentence of three years of informal probation, and was ordered to perform…

Man Arrested in Hit-and Run Accident That Injured Motorcyclist

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license, as well as an outstanding DUI warrant from an unrelated case, after leaving the scene of a traffic accident that left a motorcyclists with serious injuries, according to a news report. Huntington Beach police arrested DeAndre Curtis Hill at…

Anaheim Woman Gets Six Years for DUI Fatalities of Sisters

A 23-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to killing two sisters when she crashed into them in her truck after driving the wrong way on the 91 freeway while intoxicated has been sentenced to six years in prison, according to a news report. Jessica Lynn Shekell entered a guilty plea to two counts of vehicular manslaughter…

CHP Looks for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck and Killed Laguna Niguel Woman

The California Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who struck and killed a 57-year-old Laguna Niguel woman and fled the scene, according to a news report. Hyun Sheen was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened on northbound I-5 just south of Lake Forest Drive. According to the CHP, Sheen struck…

Riverside Man Arrested Following Hit-and-Run Car Accident

A 50-year-old Riverside man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing his truck into a car and leaving the scene of the accident, according to a news report. Witnesses told Huntington Beach police that Augustine Mendoza crashed his Mazda pickup truck into a compact car while driving southbound on Beach Boulevard.  When the driver…

One Injured, One Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in Westbound 91 Car Accident

One man sustained moderate injuries and another man was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI after a two-car collision on westbound 91 just east of Knott in Buena Park. According to a news report, a crash involving a 2003 Porsche and a 2005 Nissan Altima blocked three lanes of westbound 91 traffic for almost…