A Sunday morning crash that sent two people to the hospital with major injuries was caused by a drunk driver from Murrieta, according to police.
Yadira Gonzalez, 38, was arrested early Sunday following the crash reported on the Ramona Expressway in San Jacinto.
According to a report from the San Jacinto Police Department, Gonzalez was driving eastbound on the Expressway in a Chrysler PT Cruiser shortly before 2 a.m. when she entered a construction area and collided with an Arrow Board Trailer. The crash impact pushed the trailer into the westbound lane of the Ramona Expressway, where it collided with a Toyota Sienna, according to the report.
The driver and a passenger of the Toyota suffered major injuries and were transported to local hospitals, the report continued.
"At the time of this investigation, officers determined alcohol contributed to the cause of this collision. Gonzalez was arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol causing a traffic collision with major injuries," the report from Sgt. Scott Burns read.
The road was closed for approximately six hours while members of the San Jacinto Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team conducted their investigation, according to Burns.
Jail records show Gonzalez is being held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional facility on $50,000 bail. She is due in court Nov. 6.