[symple_googlemap title=”Boy killed by suspected DUI driver” location=” Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue, Anaheim” height=”300″ zoom=”15″]

Updated 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2014

A 10-year-old boy was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Anaheim, where at least three people were injured and officers arrested a man in his 40s on suspicion of drunken driving, police said Sunday.

The suspected drunken motorist, driving a black pickup truck, rear-ended a silver Toyota Camry with a family of five inside just before midnight Saturday, said Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn.

He was later identified as Gary Stephen Hunt, 41, of the City of Orange, Dunn said.

The deceased boy was identified by the Orange County coroner’s office as Rafael Ramirez of Anaheim. His age was originally listed as 9 but corrected by the medical examiners to 10.

The crash occurred at 11:58 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue, he said, where the Camry was stopped on southbound Euclid Street.

The Camry carried a mother, father and three children, Dunn said. Two children suffered critical injuries and a third child — the 10-year-old boy — was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Both parents also suffered critical injuries and were expected to survive, he said.

A silver Honda Civic was also involved in the crash. The Civic’s female driver transported to an area hospital with minor to moderate injuries. Her male passenger was treated and released at the scene.

Hunt was taken to the Anaheim Police Temporary Detention Center, Dunn said.

— City News Service

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