1 Dead and 1 Detained in Santa Maria Car Accident
SANTA MARIA, CA (February 10, 2020) – A person died while another named Michael Lee was arrested after a car accident on Stowell Road on February 7.
At around 1:20 a.m., personnel from the Santa Maria Police and Fire departments came to a two-vehicle crash on Stowell Road, west of Blosser Road.
Authorities pronounced one person dead at the scene.
“Alcohol and speed appear to have been a factor with both drivers,” police revealed.
The identity of the deceased remains unreleased due to pending family notifications.
Meanwhile, the other driver, 25-year-old Michael Lee of Santa Maria, sustained minor injuries. The police arrested Michael Lee on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving a vehicle under the influence causing injury.
Moreover, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit helped the Santa Maria Police Department Traffic Bureau with documentation.
The road remained unavailable for multiple hours during the crash investigation.
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