Car salesman killed in Corvette test-drive crash

Posted at 7:42 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 22:42:34-05

ONTARIO, Calif. - Ontario police arrested a driver they say was high on drugs when he crashed a Corvette into a tree during a test drive, killing the car salesman.

It happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

A police statement says witnesses saw the red Corvette being driven at a high rate of speed before the driver lost control just before the crash.

The CarMax salesman, a 43-year-old Montclair man, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say 28-year-old Alex Demetro of Union City was treated for his injuries at a hospital and arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs.