Suspected DUI driver arrested in fatal multi-car crash in Costa Mesa

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A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a deadly three-car crash in Costa Mesa early Tuesday morning. (KABC)

A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a deadly three-car crash in Costa Mesa early Tuesday morning.

The wreck occurred shortly before 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Santa Ana Avenue and Mesa Drive.

One of the drivers, a 23-year-old man, died at the scene. Authorities identified the victim as Tustin resident Enrique Marquez.

Witnesses said the suspect ran a red light and slammed into Marquez's vehicle, sending it into a third vehicle.

Police arrested 24-year-old Kimberly Rene Martin, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of drunk driving.

The third driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

A man, who identified himself as the victim's uncle, left a lit candle at the intersection Tuesday afternoon.

The crash remains under investigation.
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