Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States, to the point that according to the NHTSA, 30 people die every day in a DUI-related accident in the United States. Over the last three decades, this number has fallen by a third, but it continues to be an issue. In 2018, there were 10,511 deaths from DUI crashes. This means that 29% of fatal accidents had intoxicated driving as a cause. When it comes to biological gender, more men are involved in fatal drunk driving incidents than women, with 21% of men and 14% of women. In California, DUI-related accidents are treated more seriously when someone is killed. A driver can face felony charges which can result in a prison sentence.
The Fresno Bee reports that a man has been jailed following a fatal DUI crash. The crash occurred Saturday night in Madera. 19-year-old Isaiah Moore was driving a black sedan when he lost control of the vehicle and crashes into a storage facility at the corner of Knox Street and Almond Avenue. The crash seriously injured a 21-year-old male and a female passenger. Both were rushed to the hospital, where the female succumbed to her injuries.
Moore is expected to be charged with DUI and vehicular manslaughter. He was arrested and booked into the Madera County jail. His bail was set at $60,000.