On Monday, authorities identified 49-year-old Luis V Cuara, of Los Angeles, as the man who lost his life following a wreck in Anaheim that caused injuries to three others.
A 28-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of drunken driving for reportedly going through a red light and leading to the crash that killed Cuara. The three-vehicle pile-up took place at 1:53 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of West Ball Road and South Magnolia Avenue.
The investigation reports showed that a black Nissan Murano was westbound on Ball Road when it ran a red light at the Magnolia Avenue intersection. The Nissan then crashed into a black 2016 Honda Accord that had four men inside, including three 30-year-old men and Cuara, who was a back seat passenger of the car. He was declared dead at the scene.
The three other people in the Honda were taken to hospitals with minimal injuries. One of the vehicles then hit a Toyota Camry, which had stopped at the red light facing Magnolia Avenue. No one inside that vehicle was hurt. A person trapped in one of the vehicles had to be removed by firefighters. The Murano driver, an Anaheim resident, was detained on suspicion of drunken driving. His condition was not known.
An investigation continues.
December 7, 2021