Father arrested in hospital after crash that killed daughter

24 Mar

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after an accident that killed his 5-year-old daughter and injured three of his other children Saturday night in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County Sheriff’s officials said.

Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock said Antolin Brito, 30, of San Juan Capistrano, was arrested Saturday night in his hospital bed at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.

Brito’s daughter, 5-year-old Yuliana Brito, was killed and two other daughters, 11 and 2, and one son, 8, were taken to area hospitals.

Capt. Paul Satras of the Orange County Fire Authority said Brito was driving on Junipero Serra Road approaching Camino Capistrano where Junipero Serra ends about 6:53 p.m. His vehicle kept going straight, through the parking lot of a senior-living home and over an embankment, coming to rest in some rocks in a small creek.

Satras said OCFA personnel tried to resuscitate Yuliana, but she was pronounced dead at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo shortly after the crash.

Staff writer Fred Swegles contributed to this report.



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