July 18, 2021 – Orange, California: Manuel Antonio Sanchez Contreras was arrested for driving under the influence after causing a fatal crash in Orange on Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred around 4 pm in the intersection of West Sycamore Avenue and North Main Street, according to police.
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There were 2 vehicles involved in this incident, a Mazda Protege and a Honda Accord. Manuel Antonio Sanchez Contreras, who was driving the Honda, collided into the driver of the Mazda and was arrested after the fatal crash. The driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene.
Specifically, Manuel Contreras was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. He was uninjured. It is believed Manuel Contreras was traveling at a high rate of speed when he rear-ended the Mazda while it was stopped in a left turn lane, waiting to turn onto westbound Sycamore Avenue from North Main Street.
If you have any information that might assist police in their investigation, please them at (714) 744-7444.
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