Santa Ana (February 18, 2019) – A two-car collision in Santa Ana this Sunday took the lives of four Orange County residents. The victims were in their 20s and 30s and were killed by an impaired driver. The impaired driver was arrested on four counts of murder and a felony DUI.
The victims of the crash were identified as: 23-year-old Antonio Alonso Santibanez of Orange; 31-year-old Jose Alberto Avila-Rosas of Santa Ana, who was the driver of the vehicle struck by the impaired driver; 34-year-old Prisma Yuliana Montoya of Santa Ana; and 23-year-old Ziomara Zaragoza of Garden Grove.
The collision occurred around 2:30 a.m. at Tustin Avenue and 4th Street when a black jeep, traveling west on 4th Street, ran a red light and crashed with a Chevrolet Silverado truck going south on Tustin.
The crash caused both vehicles to flip multiple times and one vehicle burst into flames. An off-duty firefighter was in the area at the time and was able to put out the flames with his wife. His wife, who is a nurse, was able to give aid at the scene while waiting for officials.
The driver of the truck and the three passengers were killed upon arrival and officials transported the driver of the black Jeep to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
The 28-year-old driver who survived has been identified as Vincent Michael Calvo from Buena Park. He appeared to be very impaired when officials arrived at the scene and once released from the hospital, he was arrested with a bail set to $4 million.
Surveillance videos in the area clearly show the Jeep running a red light and crashing into the truck.
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