Deadly Fiery Crash Reported at Glassell Street and Taft Avenue
Three people were left dead following a car crash in Orange on Saturday morning, July 9th.
Reports included that the accident occurred around 2:45 a.m. at Glassell Street and Taft Avenue.
The driver of a Nissan Altima, Azarie Fuller, 19, was speeding south on Glassell Street past police officers.
Officers went after the vehicle after it had already crashed and overturned, which led to it bursting in flames.
A total of seven people occupied the Nissan and were all ejected from the vehicle after it had struck a railroad crossing and traffic signal lights.
Fuller, along with three others suffered injuries. Two juveniles had major injuries and were rushed to a trauma center.
In addition, three people sadly died at the scene, one of which has been identified as Gustavo Castro, 26, of Garden Grove.
Drugs and/or alcohol were suspected to have played a role in the accident.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gustavo Castro.
Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include:
- Loss of control of vehicle
- Increase in crash severity
- Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost
- Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.