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Mario Hernandez-Lopez Arrested DUI Crash Garden Grove Woodbury and Libby

Mario Hernandez-Lopez Arrested DUI Crash Garden Grove Woodbury and Libby

Mario Hernandez-Lopez DUI crash Garden Grove

Speeding DUI Driver in Garden Grove Crash ID’d as Mario Miguel Hernandez-Lopez, 38

GARDEN GROVE, CA (May 10, 2021) – Authorities detained Mario Hernandez-Lopez after a fatal DUI crash in Garden Grove.

Police determined that the 38-year-old Garden Grove man was under the influence of alcohol when he killed another motorist on Saturday night.

The incident began when Mario Miguel Hernandez-Lopez was driving a white Nissan Titan at a high rate of speed east on Woodbury Road in Garden Grove.

At the same time, a Toyota Camry was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Woodbury Road and Libby Lane. Police said the speeding driver then slammed into the rear of the Toyota.

The impact forced the Camry into the intersection. The car  collided with two parked cars and struck a retaining wall, before coming to a complete rest.

Pedro Vergara, 27, Killed in Crash at Woodbury and Libby

According to The Orange County Register and My News LA, the accident occurred on May 8. Officers reported the wreck at around 10:54 p.m.

Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and pronounced the male operator of the Toyota dead at the scene. The coroner’s office identified him as 27-year-old Garden Grove resident Pedro Vergara.

A female passenger in the Camry ended up with minor injuries as a result of the collision. Medical personnel took her to the UCI Medical Center for treatment.

Meanwhile, police affirmed that Mario Hernandez-Lopez abandoned the Nissan and fled on foot. Authorities located him and soon arrested him for DUI.

They booked him in the Orange County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail. The fatal Garden Grove DUI crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the police at 714-741-5823.

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