Debbie Criado Dead, Ruby Garcia Arrested Following Police Pursuit Collision at North Fresno Street and East Princeton Avenue
FRESNO, CA (March 1, 2019) – Wednesday night’s police chase ended in a deadly two-car crash at North Fresno Street and East Princeton Avenue.
Police officers charged 28-year-old Ruby Diane Garcia with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated after she led police officers on a chase that ended in a fatal crash.
According to news reports, investigators found a vehicle that matched the description of an armed robbery suspect’s car. A chase subsequently unfolded when the woman in the vehicle failed to comply with police.
Garcia led police on the chase where she blew through two red lights, one of which she ran at North Fresno Street and East Princeton Avenue, causing a two-car crash involving a vehicle with four people inside.
Paramedics arrived shortly after the crash and transported the driver of the second car to Community Regional Medical Center; however, one woman died from her injuries and a 6-year-old suffered minor injuries, while another victim suffered moderate injuries.
The women who died was identified as Debbie Criado, of Fresno. Several reports noted that she was either 56 or 55 years old.
Garcia now faces multiple charges, including possible manslaughter. Authorities have yet to confirm whether Garcia was involved in the robbery, but they have determined that she is the cousin of the robbery suspect.
Our sincere thoughts and sympathies go out to the friends and family of Debbie Criado.
The death of a loved one due to the reckless actions of a driver can leave you with unexpected physical and emotional damages. When seeking legal representation, consider the Sweet Law Group. We bring more than 44 years of practice and have settled numerous cases involving car accidents and disability law. Our purpose and goal are to protect you from further losses and help you rehabilitate with the proper means necessary. Call (800) 674 7852 to schedule your consultation with us.