A tragic vehicle accident has taken the life of a mom and her daughter and injured two more. In addition, this crash was attributed to a man who was driving while intoxicated after leaving a wine festival just before the accident. 35-year-old, Brian Jones lost control of his vehicle after he was enjoying himself at the Livermore Wine Country Festival at the 900 block of Murrieta Boulevard.
At the time of the crash, Jones’ blood alcohol was 0.13 percent or higher. As a result, Jones crashed his vehicle into the side of an apartment building. Sadly, a 40-year-old mother, and her 14-month-old daughter were killed in the accident. Two other boys, ages 6 and 7 were injured as well, and listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital. Witnesses stated Jones was speeding in his Corvette up and down the street all day before he ultimately crashed.
Following the crash, Jones was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing injury. Currently, the police are trying to piece together when Jones stopped drinking after leaving the festival, and what events led up to him losing control of the car. To learn more, please click here.
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