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Driver arrested after fleeing from deadly Irvine crash

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IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) —

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after fleeing the scene of an Irvine crash that left a woman dead and four others injured, including two young children.

Irvine police say Alec Scott Abraham contacted media outlets saying he was going to surrender, but police tracked him down first at a park in Costa Mesa and took him into custody on Thursday.

The crash was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday at Alton and Barranca parkways.

Lake Forest resident Katherine Hampton was driving a white Chevy Cruze with her adult daughter and her grandchildren, ages 2 and 7, when she was involved in the crash.

The force of the crash knocked the tire off the Chevy Cruze, and the car finally came to rest on the sidewalk.

Hampton, 54, was declared dead at the scene. Her daughter and the children, a boy and a girl, were transported to area hospitals in serious condition after being extricated from the vehicle.

Another car tangled in the wreck was a black Honda Civic. The 30-year-old female driver of that car was also transported to an area hospital for injuries, but she has since been released.

The third car in the wreck was a black, newer model Ford Mustang with red rims. Authorities said Abraham fled the scene on foot. It was unclear if he caused the crash.

Abraham was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries suffered in the crash.

Police said what led to the crash remains under investigation. If you have any information about this incident, you’re urged to contact Irvine police.

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