3-Car Crash Leaves 1 Dead, Another Injured in Anaheim

An 18-year-old man was being detained for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

An 18-year-old man was arrested after he killed a 34-year-old father during a three-car crash in Anaheim on Sunday morning, police said.

Firefighters and police dispatched at 3:15 a.m. to Ball Road and Loara Street where a Toyota Camry, Nissan Maxima and Nissan Versa was at the traffic scene. The Versa was parked at the time of the crash, said Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department.

The 18-year-old driver of the Maxima, Jorge Esteban Lunas Martinez, who was initially detained for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony DUI and driving without a license. His bail has been set at $100,000.

The 34-year-old driver of the Toyota was turning into his driveway at the time of the crash, Wyatt said. His pregnant wife was inside the home, along with the couple's young child.

Tarek Hamed, the 34-year-old driver of the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Orange County coroner's office.

A 17-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the Maxima, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition, Wyatt said. Investigators were trying to determine if the Maxima was involved in a street race prior to the crash.

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