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80-year-old man killed in crash with suspected DUI driver in Fullerton

An 80-year-old man died in a collision with a 25-year-old suspected drunk driver in Fullerton on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Police arrested the younger man on suspicion of DUI, said Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus in a news release.

At about 3 p.m., the elderly driver was in his 1964 Chevrolet Malibu SS heading north on Raymond Avenue and making a left turn onto Orangefair Lane, police said. As he made the turn, a 2015 Ram 1500 pickup truck driving south on Raymond Avenue “at a high rate of speed” slammed into the Malibu.

An 80-year-old man died in a two-vehicle collision in Fullerton on Dec. 13, 2019. The driver of the second car was arrested on suspicion of DUI. (Courtesy of Southern Counties News)

An 80-year-old man died in a two-vehicle collision in Fullerton on Dec. 13, 2019 after his car was struck by a truck whose driver was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. (Courtesy of Southern Counties News)

Officers arriving on scene found the Malibu with significant damage to its passenger side and the Ram truck with serious front end damage, lying upside down. Police believe the truck had rolled over multiple times.

Paramedics pronounced the 80-year-old driver of the Malibu dead at the scene.  Before he was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury or death, the driver of the Ram truck was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Police did not immediately release the drivers’ names.

Source: Orange County Register

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