Anaheim: Drunk Driver Traveled Wrong Way on 91, Killed Two
James E. Ballidis
Shortly before 1 a.m. this morning, a drunk driver traveled the wrong way on the 91 freeway in Anaheim, causing the crash that killed two people. 21-year-old South Gate resident Anthony Louis Fragoso was heading west in the eastbound lane of the 91 car-pool lane in a 1996 Mercedes-Benz when he collided head-on with a 2006 Toyota Scion. One of the Scion’s occupants, 26-year-old Alan Reyes, of Diamond Bar, was ejected from the vehicle on impact and pronounced dead at the scene, as was the other occupant, 24-year-old Vanessa Cease, of Long Beach. Fragoso sustained serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, where authorities arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence. Witnesses have been asked to call 714-892-4426, explains an Orange County auto accident attorney.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Traffic Safety Facts indicate that drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .01 or greater were involved in 12,744 of the 33,808 traffic fatalities suffered that year. Between the years of 1982 and 2009, individuals aged 21 to 24 consistently accounted for the highest proportion of drivers involved in fatal crashes with a BAC of .08 or greater.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Vanessa Cease and Alan Reyes, the two people killed by the drunk driver traveling the wrong way on the 91 freeway this morning.
The Orange County Register originally reported this fatal traffic accident.
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