Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: 06-11-15
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, email@example.com
Irvine, CA – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) has arrested a suspect in a fatal traffic collision.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. today, June 11, 2015, 20-year-old Alec Scott Abraham of Costa Mesa was arrested by IPD in a Costa Mesa park. Detectives are working to determine how the suspect made it to the park where he was located. Abraham sustained minor injuries in the collision and is currently being treated at an area hospital. He will be booked at the Orange County Jail this afternoon.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on June 10, 2015, a three-vehicle traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Muirlands Boulevard (where it becomes Barranca Parkway) and Alton Parkway.
A 54-year-old victim, Katherine Hampton, was driving a white Chevy Cruze with her adult daughter and 2 and 7-year-old grandchildren in the vehicle. Hampton succumbed to her injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second adult victim and both children were transported to area hospitals by the Orange County Fire Authority and remain in serious condition.
In a second vehicle, a black Honda Civic, an adult woman was the sole occupant and was transported to an area hospital for her injuries. She has since been released.
Abraham was driving a black Ford Mustang and fled the scene on foot. IPD officers and an Irvine K-9 searched the area for the suspect with helicopter assistance from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) and California Highway Patrol. OCSD also assisted with two bloodhounds, and the Tustin Police Department assisted with a K-9. He was located this afternoon as a result of the investigation.
The investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call IPD Detective Jonathan Cherney at 949-724-7024.
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