DUI Driver Arrested For Hwy 91 Rear-end Accident
Posted on May 20, 2011
A female driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing a fatal California rear-end accident.
The Orange County car crash occurred just after 1 a.m. on Friday, May 20 on the 91 freeway near Knott Avenue. A 37-year-old man was driving his 2000 Toyota Matrix on the westbound 91 freeway in Buena Park when his car stalled.
Twenty-one-year-old Christen Payne was also headed west in a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. The Long Beach woman was driving at a high rate of speed when she crashed into the stalled Toyota. The man inside suffered fatal injuries from the impact and died at the scene.
Payne was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Police believe that damage on the Toyota indicates that the vehicle may have stalled after an earlier collision. The crash is currently under investigation.