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Murrieta Woman Suspected Of Driving Drunk, Causing Major Injury Crash

Yadira Gonzalez, 38, was arrested early Sunday.

Yadira Gonzalez  Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
Yadira Gonzalez Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.

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.

No one November 04, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Yes Steve, Hurt locker. And yes, I understand we should tree pervs seriously Mary, but what if Ms. Gonzalez ran into a car and killed the children riding in that car--I think a drunk murderer trumps a perv. There is so much information out there about the evils of drinking and driving but stupid people continue to do it. They have been warned. They are on notice. Lock 'em up like they do in Germany or Mexico and throw the key away. Goodbye; good riddance.
No one November 04, 2013 at 06:37 PM
oops *treat*, guess I had tree on the brain as in hang them for a tree.
Ray ray November 04, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Bring back executions.
Mary Hutto November 05, 2013 at 03:20 AM
I guess "what if" could precede anything! I am glad no one was killed.

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