Linda, CA – Two Dead, One Injured in Fatal DUI Accident
Linda, CA (July 24, 2018) – A DUI crash in Linda, California claimed the lives of two people early Tuesday morning. The crash took place on around 5:30 am near the intersection of North Beale Road and College View Drive.
California Highway Patrol was called to the scene of the crash to investigate. When CHP officers arrived on scene, they discovered a serious accident.
One vehicle, driven by 32 year old Rachel Hawkins, was driving west in the eastbound lanes of College View Drive. While traveling the wrong way, Hawkins vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle. Hawkins was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer. The other vehicle is described as a 1998 Toyota Camry.
Two passengers in the Toyota died at the scene. The Toyota driver’s condition is unknown. Hawkins sustained only minor injuries and received treatment at a nearby hospital. She is charged with two counts of felony vehicular manslaughter and DUI. Officers believe that either alcohol or drugs could have been a factor in the crash.
CHP continues to investigate the collision. The deceased individuals have not been identified.
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