Orange County Man Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, DUI in Fatal Crash
Originally published 6-25-23
by the Westminster Police Department:
“WESTMINSTER, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at approximately 9:38 PM, officers responded to Westminster Boulevard and Rancho Road about a report of a single-vehicle car accident. Upon arrival, officers found that a single vehicle, occupied by four people, collided with concrete barricades surrounding a construction zone. The vehicle came to rest on top of the barricades teetering over an open construction trench. The Orange County Fire Authority responded and extricated all four occupants. The front passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and two remaining passengers were transported to area trauma centers with unknown injuries. Alcohol or drugs is believed to have played a role in the cause of this collision.
On Thursday, June 22, 2023, after an extensive investigation, Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for the driver of the vehicle, Jayson Raymond Otto. Jayson Otto was contacted at his home and was arrested without incident. He was later booked into the Orange County Jail on the above-listed charges.
The Traffic Division of the Westminster Police Department is continuing to investigate the cause of the collision. Anybody who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Sergeant Anil Adam of the Westminster Police Department Traffic Division at (714)548-3770 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS or by logging on to www.occrimestoppers.org. Callers can remain anonymous.”