Anaheim Woman Killed in 55 Freeway 2-Vehicle Crash in Tustin
TUSTIN, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2021) – Esperanza Cruz, 24, of Anaheim, died early Tuesday in a fatal Tustin DUI crash on the 55 Freeway in Tustin.
Police arrested driver Anthony Robles after his passenger died in the car accident on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway.
The crash happened about 2:10 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the freeway. Two vehicles collided on the 55 Freeway near the Interstate 5 Freeway connector, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Anthony Robles, 27, of Rowland Heights, was driving a BMW sedan south on the 55 in the Tustin area. The car rear-ended a Lexus and caused that vehicle to overturn on the freeway. Meanwhile, the woman traveling as a passenger in the BMW died at the crash scene.
Additionally, the 22-year-old Newport Beach woman driving the Lexus suffered moderate injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
Rowland Heights Man Arrested Fatal Tustin DUI Crash
Anthony Robles was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after the fatal Tustin DUI crash, police said. He was also taken to a hospital due to minor injuries.
Meanwhile, investigators closed the southbound lanes of the Costa Mesa Freeway at Fourth Street. Also, traffic had to be redirected off the freeway and the Fourth Street on-ramp was blocked.
Witnesses are encouraged to reach out to police as they continue to investigate this fatal Tustin DUI crash.
Our thoughts and prayers extend to the family of the woman who died in this collision. Johnson Attorneys Group is a longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Our law firm does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, it’s not our intent to represent any of the parties. However, if you would like to contribute to this story, please contact us.
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