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Cristina Gaona Shadrach Diaz Kai Burke DUI Car Crash Anaheim

Cristina Gaona Shadrach Diaz Kai Burke DUI Car Crash Anaheim

Gaona, Diaz and Burke Seriously Injured in Anaheim DUI Crash

ANAHEIM (July 27, 2019) – Five were injured, one critically, after an alleged DUI crash in the area of Manchester and Orangewood avenues late Friday night.

Three of the victims have been identified as Cristina Gaona, Shadrach Diaz and Kai Burke. All of them are 18 years old and residents of Utah.

Anaheim police said the five teens were riding a black 2019 Honda Fit east on Orangewood Avenue when they were struck by a black 2014 Dodge sedan.

The Dodge was headed southbound on Manchester Avenue when its driver allegedly ran a red light and struck the Honda at the intersection.

According to reports by The Orange County Register and FOX 13 News, both cars then slammed into a utility pole. The two vehicles sustained serious damage upon impact.

Car Accident at Manchester and Orangewood Avenues in Anaheim

All five occupants of the Honda, including Gaona, Diaz and Burke, were seriously injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment. The accident occurred on July 26 at 11:45 p.m.

Gaona suffered potential life-threatening injuries including brain injuries and multiple fractures. Diaz also sustained several fractures including his ribs and trachea, a puncture in his kidney, and internal bleeding.

Burke was reportedly in intensive care with a brain bleed, but in stable condition. The other two patients, whose names were not disclosed, were also listed in stable condition.

Meanwhile, police affirmed that the operator of the Dodge was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The incident is still under investigation.


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