Orange County

Murder charge in DUI fatal crash

A MAN with a prior conviction of DUI is facing murder charges in connection with a fatal traffic accident in Orange (Shutterstock).

One man is dead and another in jail facing a murder charge in the wake of a fatal traffic accident Wednesday night in Orange.


According to the Orange Police Department, the incident took place around 10:09 p.m. at Tustin Street and Heim Avenue. A pickup truck reportedly ran a red light and a 19-year-old resident of Orange in a crosswalk was struck and fatally injured.

The driver of the truck, Sitani Pinomi, 39, of Orange, remained at the scene. Officers determined he was intoxicated with alcohol and arrested him for DUI and for driving with a suspended license.

Based on a prior conviction for driving under the influence, Pinomi was booked at Orange County Jail for murder.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the OPD at (714) 744-7342.


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