Officers Arrest Antonio Tellez Leon in Coachella Fatal Collision
Coachella, CA (June 8, 2023) – On Tuesday, 21-year-old Jacob Snellings of Coachella died and the authorities arrested Antonio Tellez Leon, 38, also of Coachella, in an Avenue 51 DUI collision.
Deputies from the Thermal Sheriff’s station responded to the intersection with Chiapas Street at around 8:15 p.m. to a report of a major injury traffic collision.
“Upon their arrival, deputies found two occupants of one vehicle with major injures and began life-saving measures; the driver of the second vehicle was uninjured,” Sgt. Tom Anderson of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wrote in a statement. “One of the injured parties succumbed to his injuries at the scene and the other was transported to a local hospital for additional medical treatment.”
Moreover, the authorities arrested Antonio Tellez Leon on suspicion of murder, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, violation of probation, and driving under the influence causing injury.
Tellez showed signs of impairment and was booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio.
Meanwhile, anyone with further information on the Coachella fatal collision is asked to call Deputy Esteban Molina of the Thermal Sheriff’s Station at 760-863-8990 or Valley Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-782-7463.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and community of Jacob Snellings. Our thoughts are with you during this painful moment.
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