Photo: Vincent Michael Calvo
SANTA ANA – Twenty-eight-year-old Vincent Michael Calvo of Buena Park faces four counts of murder and felony DUI after failing to stop at a red traffic light and broadsiding another vehicle.
The victims of the crash have been identified as 23-year-old Jose Alberto Avila-Rosas of Santa Ana, 23-year-old Ziomara Zaragoza of Garden Grove, 23-year-old Antonio Alonso Santibanez of Orange, and 34-year-old Prisma Yuliana Montoya of Santa Ana.
At 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 17th, 2019, police were called to respond to a two-vehicle traffic collision at Fourth Street & Tustin Avenue. Surveillance video later secured by The Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) revealed that Calvo, the driver of a black Jeep Wrangler, was traveling westbound on Fourth Street and ran a red light, broadsiding a white Chevy Silverado, which was driving southbound.
Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said, “Both vehicles flipped over multiple times. The driver of the Jeep got out of his vehicle, at the same time an off-duty firefighter and nurse were at the scene.”
Occupants in the Chevy pickup truck were unresponsive and trapped inside the vehicle, which caught fire, according to reports. The firefighter was able to put out the fire, while the nurse tended to Calvo, who was lying in the roadway next to the Jeep.
Calvo was conscious and able to converse with police but was allegedly “extremely intoxicated,” according to Bertagna. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. He was later released to police and arrested for suspicion of four counts of murder as well as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing great bodily injury or death. Calvo is currently in custody with a bail set at $4 million.