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31 March 2017 By James M. Johnson 0 comments

Miguel Villanueva Munguia Killed Cathedral City Car Crash

Miguel Villanueva Munguia car accident Cathedral City

CATHEDRAL CITY, California (March 30, 2017) – One was killed and another was hospitalized after a suspected DUI crash early Thursday at McCallum Way and Whispering Palms Trails, according to The Desert Sun.

The accident involving two vehicles about 2:40 a.m., about two blocks north of Ramon Road.

Jose Bustamante Meza Arrested DUI

As per the article, police said 19-year-old Jose Bustamante Meza was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee at an excessive speed on McCallum Way when he allegedly ran a stop sign at Whispering Palms Trails.

Meza then hit the passenger side of a Ford headed north. The Ford had just reportedly started moving after it stopped at the intersection.

DUI Crash at McCallum Way and Whispering Palm Trail

Police affirmed that the passenger of the Ford identified as Miguel Villanueva Munguia, 26, of Cathedral City, tragically died at the scene.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. His name has not been released at this time.

Meanwhile, Meza was treated at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs for minor wounds and was later arrested. The Cathedral City resident
is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Miguel Villanueva Munguia and the driver along with their family and friends during such difficult times.


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