Wrong-Way Crash on 91 Freeway Claims Life of Young Couple
A wrong-way driver on the 91 freeway in Anaheim crashed into the vehicle carrying a young couple in their 20s, according to ABC7, killing them both. The crash, which happened "near the Tustin Avenue onramp shortly before 1 a.m. just east of Harbor Boulevard" after the driver went for "at least several miles" traveling west in the carpool lane of the eastbound side of State Route 91.
The wrong-way driver has been identified as 21-year-old Anthony Fragoso of South Gate, who was driving a white 2006 Mercedes-Benz. The couple in the other vehicle, a 2006 Scion xB, have been identified as "26-year-old Alan Reyes of Diamond Bar and 24-year-old Vanessa Cease of Long Beach, were both killed as a result of the crash. A friend said the two had been dating."
Fragoso was arrested, but appeared to be critically injured, and was taken first to the hospital for treatment. Investigators are working to determine what prompted him to drive on the wrong side of the freeway, and if he was intoxicated at the time. "Fragoso has been charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. Charges could escalate if tests come back positive for drugs or alcohol."