A 61-year-old woman was killed Monday in what police say was a DUI-fueled crash in Irvine.

The victim — Kyu Chen of Irvine — was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to Irvine police Lt. Bill Bingham.

Luis Marcial Diaz, 21, of Irvine, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, Bingham said.

According to the lieutenant, Chen was behind the wheel of a Toyota Prius, while Diaz was driving a Mercedes-Benz C300, and the vehicles collided about 4:10 a.m. at Sand Canyon and Irvine Center Drive, Bingham said.

Anyone who witnessed the collision was asked to call Detective Roberto Solis at 949-724-7024 or email him at rsolis@cityofirvine.org.

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