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Sgt. Steve Licon, 53, a veteran of the California Highway Patrol was killed in a car crash involving a suspected drunk driver. According to a KTLA news report, officials said Licon was conducting a traffic stop on the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore just north of Nichols Road the afternoon of April 6 when he was fatally struck. Officials said 36-year-old Michael Callahan of Winchester was driving under the influence when his Toyota Corolla hit Licon, his patrol motorcycle and the Chrysler sedan that that sergeant had pulled over. Continue reading →

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A boy was killed and 10 others were injured in a multi-vehicle car accident in Fountain Valley, which officials say, involved a suspected DUI driver. According to a KTLA news report, the crash that occurred the night of March 30 near Euclid Street involved five vehicles. California Highway Patrol officials said the suspect’s pickup truck plowed into the back of a minivan, which had been disabled on the northbound HOV lane on the 405 Freeway near Euclid Street. The truck, a black 2014 Toyota Tacoma, was traveling north at an unknown speed when the driver failed to stop in time. It is not clear why the minivan was stalled. Continue reading →

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A male pedestrian was fatally injured after he was struck by a motorist who officials say may have been under the influence of drugs. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the morning of March 16 at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Maricopa Street. Police say a 2018 Nissan Sentra traveling south on Crenshaw Boulevard through Maricopa Street on a green light collided with the pedestrian who was walking westbound outside the crosswalk. Continue reading →

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Four people have been killed in a Santa Ana car accident early morning on Feb. 17, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a KTLA news report, officials detained Vincent Michael Calvo, 28, of Buena Park at the scene and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence. KTLA reported that Calvo told them he was “innocent” as officers placed him in a patrol vehicle. Continue reading →

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Nine people were injured in a Fullerton pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, police say 22-year-old Christopher Solis of Anaheim crashed a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck into a crowd of people early morning on Sunday, Feb. 10 in the city’s downtown area, which is a popular nighttime hangout with several bars and restaurants. Continue reading →

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A 54-year-old Fresno man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Anaheim near Disneyland in what officials say was a suspected DUI collision. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of Feb. 9 on Disneyland Drive north of Katella Avenue. Police say the man was walking southbound on the east sidewalk of Disneyland Drive when a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser heading north on the roadway jumped the curb and struck the man as well as a tree and a utility box. Continue reading →

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Three women were killed and three others, including a 13-year-old girl, were injured in a car accident in Oceanside, which officials suspect, was caused by a drugged driver who ran a red light. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the fatal crash occurred the afternoon of Feb. 5 at South Coast Highway and Oceanside Boulevard. Police say the car in which the victims were riding in was broadsided by a pickup truck, which ran a red light at the intersection. Continue reading →

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At least 15 people were injured in an Anaheim bus accident after the driver of a pickup truck slammed into an OCTA bus the afternoon of Jan. 24. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred near the intersection of Katella Avenue and Douglass Road. Officials say the pickup truck that was exiting the northbound 57 Freeway collided with the OCTA bus. Several were transported to area hospitals with what were described as “moderate injuries.” Continue reading →

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Jolene Gardner, 33, and her daughter, 9-year-old Payton Castillo, were killed in a crash on the 22 Freeway in Garden Grove early morning on Jan. 1. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal multi-vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes of the freeway east of Valley View Street. California Highway Patrol officials said Gardner and Castillo were occupants of an overturned pickup truck. Continue reading →

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A woman waiting at a bus stop died after she was struck in a chain-reaction car accident, which police say, was caused by a motorist driving under the influence of drugs the morning of Dec. 6 in Santa Ana. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred at the intersection of 15th Street and Main Street. Surveillance video obtained by traffic investigators show a Chevy Malibu traveling south on Main Street near 15th Street rear-ending a white Ford Ranger. Continue reading →

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