The force of the crash split the car into two pieces, leaving Salucci in
the rear end of the car while the front end ended up about 40 feet away.
Tire marks from the car marked its wild trajectory, which stretched
across the road before crossing onto the sidewalk.
Salucci was pronounced dead at the scene.
Simon was treated at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission
Viejo with a broken pelvis and a bladder injury.
She was later arrested by Irvine police on suspicion of driving under
the influence of alcohol.
Man charged in fatal accident
Rami Salim Naber, of Huntington Beach, was arrested by Newport Beach
police on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter on Sunday morning.
Naber, 30, was driving west on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach
when his 1997 BMW M3 crossed over the center divider and hit a taxicab
traveling in the opposite direction, police said.
The cab driver, Kenneth King, 60, of Anaheim, and the BMW's lone
passenger, Satish Kumar Patel, 32, also of Anaheim, were both killed in
Naber was ejected before the car rolled to a stop on its roof west of
He was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was reported to be
in stable condition.
Naber later was arrested by Newport Beach police for vehicular
manslaughter and suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Bail was set at $100,000.
Fountain Valley man sentenced in fatal ambush
Ronald Davey, a Fountain Valley resident who led Glendale police into a
fatal ambush, was sentenced Monday to three years probation after
pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter.
Davey, 52, lied to two police officers in May 1997 about whether he had
seen a suspect in an attempted murder.
In a later interview with LAPD investigators, Davey admitted he had
spoken with suspect Israel Gonzalez at Elegant Angel Video just 10
minutes before the officers arrived, according to testimony. The officers
wanted to speak to Gonzalez about an alleged assault on his girlfriend,
Minutes later, Gonzalez gunned down Officer Charles Lazzaretto
when Lazzaretto and his partner began searching the Chatsworth warehouse
where he was hiding. Gonzalez fatally shot himself in the head during the
ensuing gun battle with police, authorities said.
Lazzaretto died of his wounds the next day.
Judge Ronald S. Coen also sentenced Davey to 100 hours of community
service and a $200 fine. The plea bargain was offered to spare the
Lazzaretto's family and friends of another trial and because of Davey's