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Cypress Police Department
Sunday April 16th, 2017 :: 11:11 a.m. PDT


Cypress PD arrests driver in fatal D.U.I. collision @ Katella and Valley View

At approximately 12:40 a.m. this morning officers were dispatched to the scene of a three vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Katella and Valley View. During the investigation, it was determined that the vehicle driven by Nicholas Sanchez-McCormick (8-16-94) was traveling westbound on Katella and ran a red light at the intersection of Valley View. His vehicle collided with two other vehicles, which were traveling north and south on Valley View.

As a result of the collisions, an adult female, the passenger in Nicholas Sanchez-McCormick's vehicle, was killed. Three other individuals were transported to a local area hospital as a precaution. At this time, the name of the deceased is not being released.

Nicholas Sanchez-McCormick was placed under arrest for the violation of Penal Code 192(c)(1) - Vehicle Manslaughter and California Vehicle Code 23152(a) - Felony DUI with Injuries. He was transported to Orange County Jail and is being held on $100,000 bail.

Cypress Police Department
5275 Orange Ave
Cypress, CA 90630

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-229-6600

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