Azusa man killed, another suspected of DUI following Gladstone Street crash

AZUSA — An Azusa man died and another was suspected of crimes including drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter Saturday following an early-morning crash on Gladstone Street, officials said.
The dead man’s name was not released pending confirmation that his family had been notified, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz said. California Highway Patrol officials described him as a 55-year-old Azusa man.
Juan C. Salinas-Reyes, 38, of Azusa was booked on suspicion of drunken driving causing death, vehicular manslaughter while while under the influence of alcohol with gross negligence and driving with a suspended license, California Highway Patrol Officer Stephen Sullinger said in a written statement.
The crash took place just after 12:10 a.m. on Gladstone Street at Jackson Avenue, in an unincorporated county area near Azusa.
Salinas Reyes was driving a 2001 GMC eastbound in the right-hand lane of Gladstone Street approaching Jackson Avenue at about 80 mph prior to the collision, Sullinger said.
The 55-year-old man was headed north on Jackson Avenue through the intersection when the speeding GMC slammed into the driver side of his 2006 Toyota, officials said. The GMC then continued out of control and crashed into a utility pole.
The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene, while Salinas-Reyes suffered apparently minor injuries including lacerations to his face and leg, according to the CHP.
The intersection where the crash occurred is regulated by stop signs for northbound and southbound traffic on Jackson Avenue.
Anyone witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the Baldwin Park office of the CHP at 626-338-1164.

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