While many drivers who are intoxicated are caught before they can get into an accident, some are not caught before they can be involved in a crash. A DUI that involves a crash can carry more serious charges. In all crashes that involve a DUI, the prosecutor will levy more serious charges. However, these charges will depend upon the severity of the accident. If someone is injured, there is the possibility that the DUI charge will be upgraded to a felony. This will most likely be the case if there are serious injuries. Serious injuries can be something like a broken bone. If someone is killed in the accident, the driver could be facing manslaughter or even murder charges.
ABC 7 reports that a 6-vehicle crash has left one person dead and closed all westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway.
The accident happened just before 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway. The crash involved six vehicles.
The accident is believed to have begun when a solo vehicle when a Ford Fusion hit the guardrail. The Fusion was then hit by a Ford Escape. A Ford Mustang then hit a Toyota Highlander.
The driver of the Ford Mustang was believed to have been driving under the influence and was arrested for DUI. The driver of the Ford Fusion fled from the scene before California Highway Patrol troopers arrived on scene.
A 21-year-old woman was ejected from the front seat of the Toyota Highlander and was pronounced dead on scene.
All westbound lanes were closed and traffic was rerouted at the Buena Vista off-ramp.