Man Sought in Hit-and-Run, Homicide in Orange in Custody

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A 43-year-old man sought for allegedly killing one person and injuring another after intentionally crashing into a truck in Orange turned himself in on Thursday.


Christian Thomas McQueen, 43, was wanted in connection to a hit-and-run that killed one person in Orange on May 27, 2014. (Credit: Orange Police Department)

Christian Thomas McQueen came to the Orange Police Department with his attorney and surrendered, according to Orange police.

His vehicle was also recovered and impounded, police said.

McQueen was expected to be booked into Orange County Jail in Santa Ana on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter.

Witnesses identified McQueen as the driver of a GMC Sierra pickup truck that was suspected of crashing into a Ford Explorer on North Tustin Street between East Van Owen Avenue and East Chestnut Avenue Tuesday night, according to an Orange Police Department news release.

A man in his 20s was ejected from the Ford during the hit-and-runĀ and later died at a hospital. An 18-year-old woman also in the Ford was injured and listed in stable condition, the release stated.

McQueen fled the area before police arrived and was wanted in connection to the homicide.

The GMC Sierra truck was described as a 1999, dark blue pickup with an extra cab and the license plate 8H65628, the release stated.


A dark blue GMC Sierra pickup truck with the license plate 8H65628 was believed to be involved in a hit-and-run on May 27, 2014. (Credit: Orange Police Department)

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Orange Police Department at 714-744-7444.