California Grandmother And Granddaughter Killed By Drunk Driver
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A grandmother and her toddler grandchild were killed in a
DUI accident on Interstate 15 earlier this week. According to the California Highway
Patrol, the deadly DUI crash happened around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday in
the southbound lanes of I-15. The 64-year-old grandmother was driving
a Honda with her 35-year-old daughter and her two granddaughters, a 5-year-old
and two-year-old. According to authorities, a silver Cadillac CTS crashed
into the rear of their vehicle at Scripps Poway Parkway, near Mercy Road.
The Honda became disabled in the traffic lanes and was struck by an oncoming
pickup truck. The 31-year-old driver of the CTS stopped on the right shoulder
of the freeway for a brief moment and then fled the scene. CHP officials
say the pickup driver remained at the scene.
According to first responders, emergency crews had to extricate the family
from inside the mangled Honda. The grandmother and her 2-year-old granddaughter
did not survive, according to CHP. The other passengers in the Honda were
badly injured and rushed to a nearby hospital where they are expected
to survive. The pickup truck driver was not injured, but a passenger in
his vehicle was treated at the hospital.
Investigators conducted a search for the Cadillac driver who fled the scene
and located him just hours later. He is suspected of driving under the
influence. The accident is still under review according to the San Diego
County District Attorney. Officials have not filed charges against the
accused drunk driver that was arrested for the crash. His scheduled arraignment
on Wednesday was canceled. A DA spokeswoman said the office plans to file
charges, but the exact charges are still being decided.
The accused drunk driver is in police custody for another unrelated case
and will not be eligible for bail, according to DA spokeswoman. He will
remain in custody, and the new arraignment date will be announced.
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