DUI Head-On Crash on Santa Fe Drive in Turlock Kills Two People
TURLOCK, CA (October 24, 2019) – A man was arrested following a fatal DUI head-on crash Thursday morning in unincorporated Turlock, CHP officials said.
The crash happened around 5:31 a.m. on Santa Fe Drive at Cortez Avenue.
A 43-year-old Charles Everett of Sacramento was driving a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria westbound on Santa Fe Drive. At the same time, a 41-year-old woman was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Venture van carrying two passengers eastbound on Santa Fe Drive.
For unknown reasons, Everett drifted into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with the van, CHP said.
As a result, the woman driving the van and her front right passenger died at the scene. The rear passenger of the van was hospitalized with major injuries.
The identities of the victims were not immediately available.
Investigators found that Everett was under the influence of drugs and he was arrested for felony vehicular manslaughter and a felony DUI.
The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the dead victims. We hope that the investigation of authorities will end up bringing justice wherever it is due.
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