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Driver Arrested After Crash Kills Passenger

From Times Staff Reports

A 23-year-old landscaper was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter after a passenger in his car died following a crash last week, officials said Wednesday.

Alberto Reyes, 22, died Sunday of head injuries sustained Friday when a car driven by Horacio Melo Vazquez crashed into a traffic signal pole on Jamboree Road near Walnut Avenue.

Vazquez, of Orange, was taken to Orange County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, police said.

Another passenger in his car was critically injured in the accident.

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