An 18-year-old Brea resident was killed in a crash on the Orange (57) Freeway in Fullerton, an Orange County sheriff’s sergeant said Tuesday.
Jacob Robison was killed in the crash just before 4:40 a.m. Monday in the northbound lanes of the freeway just south of Chapman Avenue, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Todd Hylton.
Robison was driving a gray BMW 328i north on the freeway when for unknown reasons he crashed into a 2005 Chevrolet driven by Francisco Martinez, 47, of Anaheim, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Robison’s car was left disabled in the number three lane, and moments later a 2005 Nissan driven by Salvador Gutierrez, 60, of Santa Ana, struck the rear of the BMW, according to the CHP.
That collision propelled Robison’s car into the number two and three lanes, where a 2000 Honda driven by Raul Robles, 21, of Paramount, slammed into the BMW, according to the CHP.
Robison was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was not clear if alcohol or drugs factored into the cause of the collisions, but the CHP said speed may have contributed to it.