|For Immediate Release
Case # 10CF3334
January 13, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
FERRARI DRIVER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR KILLING COUSIN AND INJURING TWO OTHERS IN HIGH-SPEED CHRISTMAS EVE CRASH
SANTA ANA – A reckless Ferrari driver will be arraigned tomorrow for killing his cousin and injuring another motorist and his passenger in a high-speed Christmas Eve crash. Luicci Nader, 19, Huntington Beach, is charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful manner of driving with gross negligence with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison. The People will be requesting $100,000 bail and Nader’s arraignment tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-57, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2009, Nader is accused of driving recklessly and speeding between 80 and 100 mph on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach in a 2008 Ferrari. His cousin, 24-year-old Ralph Abinader, was riding in the passenger seat. They were on the way to a family Christmas party.
Nader is accused of losing control of his vehicle and swerving over the raised center median onto the opposite side of the road. He is accused of crashing into a truck driven by 54-year-old Cole Putnam. Nader is accused of causing his Ferrari to split in two pieces as a result of the impact. The rear of the defendant’s vehicle burst into flames.
Abinader died at the scene due to multiple traumatic injuries. Cole and his passenger, Linda Langgle, were transported to the hospital and suffered long-term tissue and muscle injuries. Nader was transported to the hospital to be treated for major injuries.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Susan Price of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.