DUI Suspect Arrested After 80-Year-Old Man Dies in Fullerton Crash

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A man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving following a deadly collision in Fullerton Friday afternoon, officers said.

The crash occurred around 3 p.m. on Raymond Street at the Orangefair Lane intersection, outside Commercenter Anaheim, Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus said.

Surveillance video captured a white, 2015 Dodge Ram pickup headed south on Raymond plow into a 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS that was attempting to turn left onto Orangefair.

The truck overturned and came to rest on its head, while the vintage muscle car was completely totaled, with its roof, trunk and passenger side body all ripped off, footage from the scene shows.

Police say the pickup was speeding before the collision and appeared to have rolled over multiple times.

The Chevelle’s driver, an 80-year-old man, died at the scene. He was not being identified, pending the notification of his next of kin.

The 25-year-old man behind the wheel of the Ram was taken to a trauma center with moderate injuries, officials said.

Amid the ensuing investigation, a drug recognition expert determined the pickup driver was operating under the influence of alcohol.

The man was arrested on suspicion of DUI resulting in death. Police have not released the suspect’s name.

A third vehicle was also involved, but it was not part of the initial impact, according to Radus.

The lieutenant did not say how extensive the damage to the third vehicle was, or wether anyone inside was injured. No other badly damaged vehicles were visible in video from the scene.

Raymond Street was expected to be shut down from the 91 Freeway to Orangethorpe Avenue until at least 8 p.m. amid the ongoing investigation.

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