The driver of a pickup truck involved in a deadly eight-vehicle collision in Fullerton was identified Friday as Adrian Davis, authorities said.
Davis, 57, was driving a yellow Ford F-150 on Harbor Boulevard at a high rate of speed Thursday when it crossed the road into oncoming traffic, according to Fullerton police Sgt. Jeff Stuart.
The crash touched off the multi-car collision at 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of North Harbor Boulevard and Valencia Mesa Drive directly in front of St. Jude Medical Center.
Todd Dowgialo was working across the street and was one of the first at the crash scene.
“We heard what sounded like a huge explosion,” witness Todd Dowgialo said. “We looked out the window and I immediately ran out the door here and you could still see the smoke.”
Davis was killed in the crash. Five other people were transported to area hospitals with a variety of injuries.