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OC Man Faces DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

A Huntington Beach man faces multiple charges, including felony DUI, after crashing his car into a tree, killing his 22-year-old passenger.

Around 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning, Vicente Ramirez-Garcia, 23, was driving down Magnolia Street in Garden Grove when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree in the center median. 

Firefighters rescued Ramirez-Garcia and his female passenger, and sent them to two different hospitals. The woman died at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

Ramirez-Garcia, who is expected to a make a full recovery, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and was eventually charged with DUI, vehicular manslaughter, and driving without a license.

Garden Grove police said Ramirez-Garcia showed signs of being intoxicated, and that an initial investigation revealed that both speed and alcohol were a factor in the accident.

Ramirez-Garcia is currently being held in the Orange County jail.

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