Teen Driver Facing DUI Charges After Deadly Crash in Hesperia

According to a recent report appearing on the VVNG.com website, a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a two-vehicle crash left an 18-year-old woman dead.

Authorities say that the fatal crash happened on Monday, April 25, at approximately 9:58 p.m., when Arizona resident Nicholas Farino’s 2002 Dodge Ram collided with a 2005 Jeep Liberty being driven by an 18-year-old woman. 

Investigators had determined that the young woman was making a left turn from the westbound turn lane of Main Street to the eastbound lanes of Walnut Street when Farino, who was traveling eastbound on Walnut, crashed into the passenger side of her vehicle.

The force of the impact caused the Jeep to roll over onto the driver’s side. The Hesperia County Sheriff’s Station and the San Bernardino Fire Department responded to the crash site. Paramedics pronounced the young woman driving the Jeep dead at the scene of the accident.

Farino, along with a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old passenger, were transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

Investigators found that Farino had been intoxicated and was driving recklessly moments before the fatal crash.

Farino was arrested immediately after his release from the hospital and booked into the High Desert Detention Center on the charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

The Hesperia County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with any information about the crash to contact Deputy T Rogoff or Sgt. Brenden Motley at (760) 947-1500.

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