September 24 2021 03:30 pm

60-Year-Old Man Killed After Suspected Drunk Driver Fails to Stop at Red Light

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SACRAMENTO — A 60-year-old man is dead after a suspected drunk driver caused a chain-reaction accident at a red light Friday night.

Around 9:30 p.m. a 25-year-old male driver in a 2005 Ford F250 hit the rear of 2012 Honda Fit waiting at a red light on Elkhorn Boulevard and Watt Avenue.

That car then hit the back of a 2011 Nissan Versa and they hit the back of a 2000 Acura Sedan.

Viktor Gerez (right) was a family man with eight children.

Viktor Gerez, the right front passenger in the Honda Fit, suffered fatal injuries. Four others at the scene were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.

At this time it is not known how fast the suspect was going before causing the collision.

Victim’s Family Speaks Out About the Loss of a Father, Grandfather

Gerez’s family says he was a married father of eight with grandchildren. His son, Aleksandr Gerez, says his father came to America to provide for his family. He worked as a coal miner, then an auto mechanic.

Viktor Gerez’s (left) son says his dad was a loving grandfather and would do anything for his family.

The 60-year-old man’s son is speaking out because he wants people to know that drunk driving has more consequences than a suspended license. He says their family has been robbed of a future with their patriarch because of a crash that could have been avoided.

Viktor Gerez’s family has set up a GoFundMe page for donations.

Stay with FOX40 for updates.


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