Second Victim in Santa Ana DUI Crash Dies; Victims, Suspect Identified

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A second person has died in after a suspected DUI crash in Santa Ana, officials said Monday.

Santa Ana police released this booking photo of Ryan Anthony Morris on August 1, 2016.
Santa Ana police released this booking photo of Ryan Anthony Morris on August 1, 2016.

The crash was reported about 8:30 a.m. Friday near the intersection of West MacArthur Boulevard and South Bristol Street.

Two passengers were trapped in the vehicle and were later rescued and taken to a hospital with critical injuries.

Shane Spear, 23, died from his injuries on Friday, according to the Santa Ana police department.

The agency reported on Monday that Kayla Smith, 20, of Florida, also died.

An investigation determined that the driver, Ryan Anthony Morris, 26, made an “unsafe turning movement” at the intersection. He apparently lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a light pole and the vehicle overturned, police said.

He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.

He was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing great bodily injury and/or death, police said.

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