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Jorge Erasto Cruz Arrested Fatal DUI Crash Irvine 5 Freeway

Jorge Erasto Cruz Arrested Fatal DUI Crash Irvine 5 Freeway

Jorge Erasto Cruz DUI crash Irvine

Jorge Erasto Cruz, 33, ID’d as Suspect in Irvine DUI Crash on 5 Freeway

IRVINE, CA (November 15, 2021) – Authorities detained Jorge Erasto Cruz after a fatal DUI crash on the 5 Freeway in Irvine.

The California Highway Patrol determined that 33-year-old Lake Forest man was under the influence when the collision occurred on Sunday.

The incident began when Jorge Erasto Cruz was driving a white Honda on the southbound 5 Freeway, just north of Yale Avenue, Irvine.

At the same time, a 2016 Honda Civic stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway. CHP said Jorge Erasto Cruz then struck a man who exited the Civic for an unknown reason.

The white Honda tried to maneuver around the man and veered off the road to the right. The vehicle ultimately hit the rear of the Civic.

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Collision

CHP confirmed that the pedestrian died at the scene. Paramedics took 25-year-old San Diego resident Alice Read, sitting in the middle rear of the Civic, to a hospital where she died.

The reports did not mention if the driver of the Civic, 23-year-old Shalaya A. Sierra, of San Diego, sustained any injury following the wreck.

The Orange County Register and My News LA wrote that the accident occurred on November 14 at about 2:12 a.m. Meanwhile, CHP soon arrested Jorge Erasto Cruz on suspicion of DUI.

They booked him into the Orange County Jail in lieu of a $1 million bail. Records showed that the suspect was on probation for two DUIs in 2019.

The Irvine DUI crash is still under investigation.


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