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Highland, CA (March 5, 2020) – Police arrested a suspected DUI driver following a fatal crash that occurred on Monday evening, March 2nd. The accident happened at the intersection of Tippecanoe Avenue and 3rd Street in Highland at approximately 6:40 p.m.
According to authorities, 36-year-old Rachel Leah Hibbert, of Phelan, was traveling north on Tippecanoe Avenue in a 2018 GMC Sierra when she went through a red light. Hibbert crashed into a Kia Soul that was heading west along 3rd Street.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene where they transported the female driver of the Kia to a nearby hospital. She was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later. Police eventually arrested Hibbert on suspicion of DUI.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
According to an Office Traffic Safety report, the year 2016 saw an unfortunate increase in DUI related deaths. Due to the irresponsible nature of intoxicated drivers, it is not surprising that these types of car accidents in California frequently result in sheer devastation. We understand that there is nothing as devastating as the loss of a loved one, but it is vital to know that your rights as a loved one must be protected.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers responsible for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident because of an intoxicated, reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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