Man Dies After His Car was Rear-ended by DUI Suspect in Dana Point
Dana Point, California (November 7, 2023) – A man was killed Sunday night after his vehicle was rear-ended by a suspected DUI driver in Dana Point, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The fatal accident happened at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, on Coast Highway, south of Palisades Drive.
According to the sheriff’s department, both vehicles – the victim’s 1999 Plymouth and 2019 BMW driven by Evan Madison Owen, 43, of Littleton, Colorado – were traveling southbound on Coast Highway when the crash occurred. Owen’s BMW crashed into the rear of the Plymouth.
The man who was operating the Plymouth sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a hospital where he later died. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Owen, who has experience as a volunteer firefighter in Los Angeles County, has since been arrested on suspicion of DUI and second-degree murder, authorities say.
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Some common types of collisions caused by DUI suspects include wrong-way collisions, head-on crashes, and speeding accidents.
If a collision involving a DUI suspect results in injury or death, the consequences are severe and may include long jail terms or heavy fines.
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