The driver killed by a suspected drunken motorist in a two-vehicle crash in Azusa was identified Sunday by the county coroner's office.
Jose Martin Reyes, 57, of Azusa, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Los Angeles County Coroner's Investigator Elissa Fleak.
Reyes' autopsy was pending, she said.
The crash was reported at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of
Gladstone Street and Jackson Avenue, said California Highway Patrol Officer
The victim's 2006 Toyota was headed north on Jackson when it was
broadsided by a 2001 GMC pickup truck going an estimated 80 miles per hour,
according to the CHP accident report.
The GMC truck was driven by Juan C. Salinas-Reyes, 38, also of Azusa. Both vehicles sustained major damage.
Salinas-Reyes' vehicle continued out of control and struck a wooden
pole, which was sheared in half. Power lines blocked traffic lanes after the
crash, Kimball said.
Salinas-Reyes was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence
of alcohol causing death, driving with a suspended license, vehicular
manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol with gross negligence and
driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or greater causing
He suffered cuts to his face and leg, the CHP reported.
A spokeswoman for Southern California Edison said there were no outages
as a result of the downed power lines.
Anyone with information on this crash was asked to call the Baldwin park
CHP office at 626-338-1164.