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1 killed, 1 injured after suspected drunk driver slams into stopped car in Garden Grove, police say

A suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of another car stopped at a red light in Garden Grove late Saturday, killing the driver of the stopped vehicle and injuring a passenger, police said.

The crash occurred at Woodbury Road and Libby Lane at around 10:54 p.m., Garden Grove police said in a statement. They said a white Nissan Titan was speeding eastbound on Woodbury when it crashed into the back of the waiting Toyota Camry.

The Toyota was pushed into the intersection by the force of the crash, then smashed into two parked cars and a retaining wall. The Nissan driver got out and fled on foot immediately after the crash, but was arrested nearby.

The Toyota driver, identified only as a 27-year-old man, died at the scene. A woman who was in the passenger seat was taken to UCI Medical Center with minor injuries.

Garden Grove police have not released the identity of the Nissan driver. Police said in the statement that after his arrest, they evaluated him, suspected he was drunk and booked him in Orange County jail. It’s not clear if he had any injuries.

Source: Orange County Register

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