Fatal DUI Crash on Orange Resulted to 1 Fatality, Driver Arrested

ORANGE, CA (May 25, 2021) – Police arrested Shitani Pinomi after a fatal DUI crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old pedestrian.

Emergency crews responded around 10:09 P.M., at the intersection of Tustin Street and Heim Avenue.

In addition, witnesses claimed that a truck driving south on Tustin Street ran past a red light on Heim Avenue. There, the driver struck a 19-year-old pedestrian.

Upon arrival, the responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the truck driver, identified as 39-year-old Shitani Pinomi remained at the site and cooperated with the police.

They arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol. Authorities later booked Shitani Pinomi to the Orange County Prison for DUI manslaughter.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further details remains ongoing. Orange Police are encouraging anyone with information to contact Officer Suarez at 714-744-7342.

Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

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