|For Immediate Release
Case # TBA
October 3, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
DRIVER ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER DURING BIRTHDAY PARTY AT A MOBILE HOME PARK
SANTA ANA – A driver was arrested yesterday and charged today with felony gross vehicular manslaughter with the sentencing enhancement of fleeing the scene of a manslaughter and felony hit and run, for killing a man with a truck during a birthday party at a mobile home park last President’s Day weekend. If convicted, Felix Anthony Abreu, 21, Anaheim, faces a maximum sentence of 11 years in state prison. The People are requesting the bail be set at $150,000. Abreu is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On Feb. 17, 2008, around 4:30 a.m., Arthur Carmona, 25, was attending a birthday party at the Quiet Village Mobile Home Park in Santa Ana. Abreu is accused of driving a 2002 Chevy Silverado gray pick-up truck registered to a friend who was also attending the party. Abreu is accused of driving recklessly on a roadway in the mobile home park, hitting Carmona who was running from the car in an effort to avoid being struck. The collision caused Carmona to suffer major heart trauma killing him shortly after the collision. Abreu is accused of fleeing the scene after causing Carmona bodily injury. Carmona was rushed to the Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The Santa Ana Police located Abreu one day after the collision. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has since conducted a thorough collision reconstruction investigation in conjunction with this incident. Abreu was arrested yesterday by Santa Ana Police.
Deputy District Attorney Susan Price of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.