Santa Ana Crash Victims ID’d as DUI Suspect Remains in Custody on $4M Bail

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Officials on Monday released the names of four people killed in a suspected DUI crash in Santa Ana over the weekend.

Santa Ana police identified the victims as Jose Alberto Avila-Rosas, 31 of Santa Ana; Ziomara Zaragoza, 23, of Garden Grove; Antonio Alonso Santibanez, 23, of Orange; and Prisma Yuliana Montoya, 34, also of Santa Ana.

According to Santa Ana police, Avila-Rosas was driving a Chevy pickup truck with the other victims inside when a Jeep struck their vehicle at Fourth Street and Tustin Avenue just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

The driver of the Jeep, 28-year-old Vincent Michael Calvo of Buena Park, was allegedly intoxicated when he sped through a red light.

An emergency room nurse and a West Covina Fire Department paramedic, Priscilla and Peter Aguilar of Corona, said they tried to help after seeing the overturned vehicles.

While the four people in the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene, Calvo was taken to the hospital, where officers detained him on suspicion of DUI.

He could face murder charges in the incident, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. His bail was set at $4 million.

A camera from a nearby gas station captured the crash, but officials said they did not plan to release that footage per the District Attorney’s request.

 

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