10-Year Old Killed In Suspected DUI Crash In Anaheim
A 10-year old boy was killed and six others are injured after a driver suspected of driving under the influence caused a three-car collision in Anaheim late Saturday night.
The crash happened on at 11:58 p.m. at the intersection of North Euclid Street and West La Palma Avenue, when the Toyota Camry carrying the boy and his family were stopped a red light and were crashed into from behind by a black pickup truck. That collision caused the Camry to then crash into another car, Lieutenant Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department told KTLA.
The boy was given life-saving measures and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The rest of his family, his two parents and two siblings, are in the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the third vehicle also taken to a hospital and listed as having "minor-to-moderate" injuries, while her passenger was treated at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck was arrested at the scene under suspicion of driving under the influence, though at this point is it not clear what substance he was under the influence of.
Updated (3:30): City News Service is now reporting, based on the coroner's report, that the boy was aged 10 instead of 9 as originally based on statements from authorities. The headline and article have been corrected to reflect this information. He has been identified as Rafael Ramirez of Anaheim. The driver suspected to be under the influence has been identified as 41-year old Gary Stephen Hunt of Orange.