Elias Ceja Lemus Jr Arrested after Fatal DUI Crash near Arlington Avenue Exit
RIVERSIDE, CA (August 10, 2018) – The DUI driver responsible for the death of a mother and her daughter has been identified.
29-year-old Elias Ceja Lemus Jr of Perris was arrested on two counts of causing injury while driving under the influence. He is in custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center, with a bail set at $2 million.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly collision took place at about 1:45 AM. A vehicle was seen heading west in the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway. Moments later, authorities received calls reporting that the wrong-way driver had collided head-on with a second vehicle.
Two women in the second vehicle – 74-year-old San Bernardino resident Ethel Granados and 52-year-old Riverside resident Fatima Granados – sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. A GoFundMe page was created to assist the victims’ family with funeral expenses.
A third person in the vehicle was transported to the hospital with major injuries. Meanwhile, Lemus was also hospitalized with unspecified injuries. There is no update on their current medical conditions.
No additional information has been disclosed to the public at this time, as the investigation on the fatal incident continues.
Sweet Law offers our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ethel Granados and Fatima Granados. We wish them strength and comfort during this trying time. May they both rest in peace.
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