Alleged DUI Driver Causes Sacramento Wreck

KCRA Channel 3 NBC News reported recently that a tragic motor vehicle accident in the Sacramento area occurred when an alleged DUI suspect crashed at high speed, killing his passenger, early on the morning of Saturday, May 15, 2021. 

According to a news release issued by officials with the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place between 1:45 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, May 15, 2021 along Highway 99, south of Florin Road. A young motorist, 19 years of age, was speeding down Highway 99 in a Chevy Silverado when he veered off to avoid crashing into slower traffic in front of his vehicle. He hit the concrete divider in the center of the roadway, which caused his passenger to be ejected from the vehicle. That passenger died at the scene of the accident. 

A Honda Odyssey, headed northbound, crashed head-on into the first vehicle, causing life-threatening injuries to that vehicle’s driver. Then a Nissan Murano crashed into the incident as well, although there were no details reported about injuries to that vehicle’s occupants. 

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter charges. California Highway Patrol officers made the following statement: “Once again, another tragic incident caused by an impaired driver has occurred. What makes this worse is that the suspected impaired driver was underage and by law should not have been impaired to begin with. Please do not furnish alcohol to individuals under the age of 21, it is against the law and you may be held responsible if they are involved in an incident that leads to somebody being injured or killed.”

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