A sequence of crashes early Sunday left a motorcyclist dead, another man injured and a man behind bars, suspected of driving drunk, police said.
Santa Ana police Cmdr. Jason Viramontes said the first crash occurred about 12:53 a.m. on the southbound 55 near Warner Avenue when a motorcycle crashed into the back of a car. The motorcycle veered off the freeway and crashed through a chain-link fence. The driver was ejected and landed on nearby Ritchey Street.