Madera, CA (February 17, 2023) – Authorities in Madera confirmed that 19-year-old Maria Villalobos has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver that occurred in Sunday evening.
At around 7 p.m. on February 12, the California Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a crash that occurred on Avenue 15. Reports provided by authorities show that a 24-year-old man was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro west on Avenue 15 when his vehicle drifted across the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2012 Mini Cooper near Road 39 ½.
The driver of the Mini Coope, identified as Villalobos, was fatally injured. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Camaro driver was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for emergency care. He was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI.
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating.
Fatal DUI Crashes in California
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