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6-vehicle, chain-reaction crash in Anaheim leaves 1 dead

A man died in a six-vehicle chain-reaction crash in Anaheim on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The incident happened at about 11:19 a.m. on northbound Euclid Street near the 5 Freeway, Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said. A Mercedes-Benz SUV slammed into traffic that was stopped at the intersection.

A man driving the vehicle that initially was rear-ended by the SUV was taken to a hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries. His identity was not immediately released.

The woman driving the Mercedes-Benz was hospitalized with minor injuries but may remain in the hospital for several days because of a medical issue, Carringer said.

Eight other people involved in the crash also had minor injuries, but declined medical treatment, he said.

A six-vehicle crash on Euclid Street near the 5 Freeway in Anaheim left one man dead Saturday. Oct. 17, 2020. (Photo by Adrian Pineda, OC Hawk)

There was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision, Carringer said. Police did not have any immediate plans to arrest anyone in connection with the crash.

Both directions of Euclid between Lincoln Avenue and the 5 Freeway were shut down for several hours Saturday afternoon. The Mercedes-Benz that started the crash was seen with its front end crumpled against a line of four other vehicles jammed against each other. The sixth vehicle involved was struck by debris and able to drive away with only minor damage, Carringer said.

Source: Orange County Register

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