Wrong-Way Driver Charged In Anaheim Double Fatal Crash

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

SANTA ANA (AP) — A wrong-way driver has been charged with killing a Southern California couple in a head-on freeway crash.

Orange County prosecutors on Thursday charged 21-year-old Louis Fragoso with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with a great bodily injury enhancement that could lead to nine years in prison if he’s convicted.

Prosecutors want bail set at $150,000 when the South Gate man, who is hospitalized, is arraigned. There is no date for arraignment.

Fragoso was behind the wheel of a white Mercedes-Benz that slammed into a Toyota Scion just before 1 a.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of State Route 91, the Riverside Freeway, in Anaheim. The Mercedes was traveling the wrong-way on the freeway.

The Scion driver, 25-year-old Alan Reyes, and his passenger, 24-year-old Vanessa Cease, were killed.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,819 other followers