Alleged DUI Motorist Arrested Following Fatal Crash Near Fallbrook

San Diego Union-Tribune reports that a three-vehicle crash along Interstate 15 near Fallbrook has left two people dead and seriously injured another person. One of those killed in the collision was a four-year-old girl.

Investigators with the California Highway Patrol say that 23-year-old Erick Arambula of Oceanside was driving his Toyota pickup truck on Old Highway 395 when the truck veered off the road and crashed through a chain link fence.

The truck continued down an embankment into the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 north of State Route 76. The truck collided head-on with a Kia sedan and a Toyota sedan—the force of the impact sent at least one of the two cars onto its roof.

The CHP and emergency crews responded to the scene. Despite all life-saving efforts on behalf of paramedics, the driver of the Kia, a 29-year-old woman, and her four-year-old girl died at the crash scene.

Arambula suffered significant injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Three other people suffered only minor injuries. 

According to a statement released by the California Highway Patrol, Arambula was later arrested on several charges, including felony driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter.

Related Frequently Asked Questions