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Pauma Valley, CA (January 4, 2020) – A woman was killed following an alleged DUI crash in Pauma Valley on Thursday, January 2nd. The crash happened at 10:30 p.m. on Highway 76 near Pauma Reservation Road.
According to officials, a 22-year-old woman was traveling eastbound in a Toyota Prius near Highway 76 when the Prius crossed the center line and collided head-on with an Infinity sedan traveling westbound. The driver of the sedan, a 43-year-old woman, was taken to a local area hospital where she later died from her injuries.
The Prius drivers sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital. She was later arrested by police on suspicion of DUI. Neither the victim nor the driver has been identified at this time.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Approximately 1,000 people will die in DUI crashes in California each year. In recent years, the number of fatal DUI crashes has risen in our state. DUI crashes can involve impairment both from alcohol as well as illegal and prescription drugs. Regardless of the type of impairing substance, driving while impaired remains one of the most reckless and negligent driving behaviors for any motorist.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an impaired driver, you need an attorney who understands these complex cases and can help you get the compensation that you deserve. At The May Firm, our team of skilled and experienced California car accident lawyers have handled many cases involving impaired drivers. We know how to help when you have suffered a life-changing event on our streets and highways.
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