Jonathan Lopez Arrested in Brutal DUI Crash on Tustin Street and Adams Avenue [Orange, CA]

Jonathan Lopez Arrested in Brutal DUI Crash on Tustin Street and Adams Avenue [Orange, CA]
Jonathan Lopez Arrested in Brutal DUI Crash on Tustin Street and Adams Avenue [Orange, CA]

1 Dead in Orange Auto Accident on Tustin Street and Adams Avenue

ORANGE, CA (March 13, 2024) – Tuesday afternoon, Jonathan Lopez was arrested in a brutal DUI crash on Tustin Street and Adams Avenue.

At around 11:18 a.m., authorities received reports of a distressing incident in the 300 block of N. Tustin Street, where a patrol officer discovered a man with severe injuries lying on the roadway. Tragically, the victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

According to witnesses, the victim was crossing the street outside of a designated crosswalk when he was struck by a silver sedan. Approximately ten minutes later, officers spotted a silver sedan with significant front-end damage traveling north on Glassell Street at Katella Avenue, prompting a pursuit.

Orange police Lt. Phil McMullin remarked on the remarkable ability of the damaged vehicle to continue operating, despite its condition, leading to a pursuit spanning over a mile before the driver pulled over and was apprehended.

The driver, identified as Lopez, displayed signs of alcohol intoxication and was subsequently arrested on charges including felony DUI, felony hit-and-run, evading, and vehicular homicide. Lt. McMullin expressed concerns over Lopez’s prior DUI convictions, emphasizing the need for stricter enforcement measures to prevent such tragedies.

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer echoed these sentiments, advocating for the adoption of interlock ignition systems for repeat DUI offenders to mitigate the risk posed by intoxicated drivers.

As the investigation unfolds, Tustin Street remains closed between Walnut and Palm. Anyone with pertinent information is encouraged to reach out to Officer Ivans at (714) 744-7451.


Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the family and community of the victim.


Moving Forward after the Crash Involving Jonathan Lopez

While the loss of a dear one is irreversible, it is in the best interest of you and your family to be aware of what to do next.
 
The family of the victim must become aware that they may have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit can be the most beneficial step toward recovery.
 
Filing a wrongful death claim will help alleviate the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
 
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, of Sweet Lawyers.
 
If you or someone you love has been involved in a similar auto accident, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. We strive for legal representation that encourages families to remain strong and find hope in their future. Above all, we understand the gravity of the situation at hand and want to help you. With our seasoned wrongful death lawyers, you will only need to tend to your well-being while we focus on your legal claim. Furthermore, our attorneys will ensure that you and your family receive the justice and compensation you deserve. For more information, call us now for a free consultation at (800) 674 7852.

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