Wrong-Way Driver Suspected of DUI in Santa Ana 5 Freeway Crash - NBC Southern California

Wrong-Way Driver Suspected of DUI in Santa Ana 5 Freeway Crash

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    Wrong-Way Driver Suspected of DUI in Santa Ana 5 Freeway Crash
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    A wrong-way crash on the 5 Freeway in Santa Ana injured four people on June 8, 2019.

    Four people were injured Saturday in a head-on collision on the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Santa Ana involving a wrong-way driver, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI, authorities said.

    The driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Santa Ana Freeway near First Street at 1:30 a.m. when the vehicle plowed into a second vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Paramedics responded to take four injured people in the second vehicle to hospitals, the CHP said.

    A 44-year-old woman, 49-year-old man and 50-year-old man with major injuries were taken to OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana and a 44-year-old woman with minor injuries was taken to UCI Medical Center, the CHP said.

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