For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
DRIVER CHARGED WITH KILLING TWO MEN IN HIGH-SPEED CRASH AFTER RUNNING STOP SIGN IN SANTA ANA
SANTA ANA – A speeding driver has been charged with killing two people by crashing into their car after running through a stop sign in Santa Ana. Jorge Ocampo, 21, Santa Ana, is charged with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, one felony count of hit and run with permanent injury or death, one misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license, and sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in state prison. Ocampo is being held on $100,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned today, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2013, Ocampo is accused of driving at a high rate of speed and blasting loud music in an Audi sedan on Cabrillo Park Drive in Santa Ana. When he reached the intersection at Fruit Street, Ocampo is accused of failing to slow or stop at a posted stop sign and illegally driving through the intersection. He is accused of crashing into a Nissan sedan, which was legally making a left turn in the intersection.
Ocampo is accused of killing two victims, the driver of the Nissan, 54-year-old Alejandro Bravo, and 50-year-old passenger Juan Jose Luna Castro. Both victims died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Ocampo is accused of leaving his vehicle at the scene and fleeing on foot. He is accused of failing to render any aid to the victims or notify police or paramedics about the crash.
Shortly before midnight on the night of the crash, Ocampo is accused of turning himself in to the Santa Ana Police Department, who investigated this case.
At the time of the crime, Ocampo is accused of driving without a valid driver’s license.
Deputy District Attorney Anna McIntire of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.