On Sunday, September 19, 2010, a Placentia man was killed in a tragic Orange County car crash. Authorities say that the accident occurred on the 5 freeway north of the Valley View exit, near the city of La Mirada.
According to the police, three witnesses reported the accident just after 2 a.m. When officials arrived on the scene, they found that a Chevy Suburban had crashed into the rear of a semi truck that was traveling southbound on the 5 freeway. The large truck, which was pulling a trailer, was traveling at approximately 35 mph. It is unknown at this time how fast the SUV was going.
David Recinos, the 30-year-old driver of the Suburban, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the La Palms Intercommunity Hospital. Sadly, catastrophic injuries to his neck and back led to his death.
The truck driver did not suffer any injuries. At this time, the exact cause of the accident is unknown.
We are deeply saddened to hear of this tragic accident, and send our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Recinos.