Raul Quezada, Chief of Police
NEWS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Released by: Sgt. Daron Wyatt, Contact: 714-497-5633
SUBJECT: 18 YEAR OLD ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER FATAL CRASH
ANAHEIM, CALIF (July 30, 2017) – An 18 year old Anaheim man has been arrested for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, Felony DUI, and Unlicensed Driver following a fatal crash earlier this morning.
At 3:15 am Sunday morning, Anaheim Police and Anaheim Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a roll-over traffic collision in the 1500 block of W. Ball Road.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Nissan Maxima was travelling w/b on Ball Rd from Walnut St at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control, travelled into oncoming traffic and collided into a Toyota Camry, which was turning into the driveway of an apartment complex on the south side of the street. The 34 year old male driver of the Camry was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The 18 year old male driver of the Maxima was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was arrested. He will be booked for Felony DUI, Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, and Unlicensed Driver. A 17 year old female passenger in the Maxima was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The possibility the Maxima was involved in a street race prior to the collision is unconfirmed, but is being investigated.
Investigation revealed the decedent was turning into his driveway at the time of the collision. His pregnant wife was at home with the couple’s young child.
The arrestee has been identified as Jorge Esteban Lunas Martinez, an 18 year old resident of Anaheim. He is being medically cleared at a local hospital prior to booking.
Ball Rd remains closed in both directions between Walnut St and Loara St.