Fountain Valley Crash Kills 13-Year-Old Boy, DUI Suspect Arrested

Fountain Valley, CA (April 2,2019) – A Tustin resident found himself arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a 5-car crash that killed a 13-year old San Marcos boy.

On Saturday, around 11 p.m. the 24-year-old suspect’s 2014 Toyota Tacoma truck was traveling northbound in the HOV lane of the 405 freeway.

It slammed into the back of a disabled 2015 Honda Odyssey minivan stopped in the carpool lane near Euclid Street.

The Tacoma was traveling at an unknown speed when it collided with the minivan. It is unclear why the minivan was stuck in the carpool lane.

A family of five from San Marcos was in the Odyssey and suffered injuries ranging from moderate to fatal. The Orange County Coroner’s office pronounced a 13-year-old boy dead at the scene.

Following the first crash, a 2019 Toyota Tacoma also traveling in the HOV lane, rear-ended the 2014 Tacoma. CHP officers said the four occupants of the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The driver believed to have caused the accident in the first place suffered major injuries. CHP officers arrested the man under suspicion of DUI, according to CHP officers. Firefighters had to extract the driver from his badly mangled pickup. His name has not been released.

Ultimately, the crash involved a total of 5 vehicles. The other two vehicles sustained only minor damage.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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Michael A. Beliz, Esq., established The Beliz Law Firm in the spring of 2011.  Michael has been a practicing attorney since 2006 and worked for two of the most prominent plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in Southern California.  He has worked on and handled hundreds of cases as an attorney in all types of personal injury cases, including vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents and dog bites, and successfully recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

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