FULLERTON (CBSLA) — The driver of a stolen Toyota Highlander which T-boned a Honda Accord in Fullerton Monday morning — killing its passenger and critically injuring the driver — may have been under the influence of drugs, police said.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Randy Wilkins of Long Beach.

The crash happened just before 10 a.m. in front of Charlie’s Best restaurant at Euclid and Valencia Drive. Police initially received reports that the vehicle was driving recklessly and erratically at Orangethorpe Avenue and Brookhurst Street, according to Fullerton police spokesman Lt. Jon Radus.

The crash occurred just minutes after those two reports.

“He was definitely on something. He was acting almost crazed. He looked heavily intoxicated,” said witness Maggie Montalongo.

The Toyota Highlander was reported stolen out of Long Beach two days ago. It was speeding eastbound on Valencia before broadsiding the Accord, Radus said.

Wilkins is in custody and being investigated as being possibly under the influence of drugs, police told CBS2.

Police have not identified the passenger who died at the scene or the woman who was driving the Honda.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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