Firefighters at the scene of the suspected DUI crash in Lake Forest. Courtesy OnScene.TV
Firefighters at the scene of the suspected DUI crash in Lake Forest. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The Orange County coroner’s office has released the name of a pickup truck driver killed Saturday in a two-vehicle traffic crash in Lake Forest, near the Foothill Towne Centre, where alcohol might have been a factor.

Jose Barraza-Soto of Santa Ana, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, at 2:18 a.m. in the area of Alton Parkway and Towne Center Drive, according to the coroner’s office.

The crash involved a Hyundai and a Ford F-150 pickup truck. The Hyundai allegedly collided with the Ford, which rolled and killed the driver now identified as Barraza-Soto, said Lt. John Roche of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the Hyundai, the lone occupant inside his vehicle, and a passenger in the pickup truck were rushed to an area hospital with minor injuries, Roche said.

The crash was investigated as a possible DUI, he said. No arrests have been made pending blood test results.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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