Man Charged in Crash That Killed 10-Year-Old Boy in Anaheim

A man accused in a crash that killed a 10-year-old boy in Anaheim over the weekend was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Gary S. Hunt, 41, of Orange Gary Stephen Hunt, 41, made his first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon, but did not enter a plea. His arraignment on the vehicular manslaughter charge and a felony count of driving under the influence of a drug causing injury was rescheduled for Nov. 14.

Hunt remained in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Anaheim police Hunt was behind the wheel of a black pickup truck that rear-ended a silver Toyota Camry carrying a family of five Saturday just before midnight near Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue.

The Camry, carrying a mother, father and three children, was pushed by the truck into an intersection, where it was struck by another car, police said.

The boy who died was identified by the coroner as Rafael Ramirez of Anaheim.

"He was such a sweet boy, always smiling," said Leslie Llerenas, a family friend.

The boy's mother, stepfather and two little sisters were also hurt, but were expected to survive.

Two people in the Honda were treated for minor injuries.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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