Sunday October 19th, Gary S. Hunt was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he had caused a wreck that involved two other vehicles in Anaheim. One of the cars was a Toyota Camry that was occupied by a family of five. The Toyota Camry was crushed between Hunt’s black Toyota pickup and the Honda civic in front of them in the oncoming lane.
The accident took place late Saturday night near the North Euclid Street and West La Palma Avenue intersection according to the Anaheim Police Department. The two parents, and the three children. The three children were sitting in the backseat and the parents were in the front two seats. Their car was stopped at a red light in a southbound lane on North Euclid Street. As they were stopped, a black truck driven by Hunt rear ended the back of the Camry. The accident was so violent that the Camry was forced into the intersection where it was struck by a Honda Civic.
The family of five was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital Anaheim Regional Medical Center. Upon the arrival of the family one the children, who was later identified as Rafael Ramirez, had sadly died at the age of 10 years old. Extended family members said that the rest of family involved was expected to be okay. The owner of the Honda Civic was taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries. The passenger of Honda was treated on site of the scene and did not seek further medical attention.
Hunt was arrested by Anaheim police on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol while driving his vehicle. Witnesses stated that they could see Hunt being handcuffed and put into the back of the police officers car and appearing to be unharmed from the accident.
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