Passenger Killed in Alleged DUI Car Crash at Highway 118 and Vineyard Avenue
LOCATION: El Rio, Ventura County
DATE OF COLLISION: Wednesday, October 10th
October 13, 2018 – A 42-year-old man was killed after their vehicle crashed into a semi truck in the area of Highway 118 and Vineyard Avenue, according to a local news source.
The accident happened on October 10, Wednesday, at about 1:30 p.m.
Officials said 28-year-old Castro Margarito, of Santa Paula, was driving a green Nissan Altima westbound on the highway when it slammed into the rear of a truck that was turning into a concrete plant.
As per the article, the unidentified passenger in the Nissan suffered fatal trauma as a result of the collision. The 42-year-old Santa Paula man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Suspected DUI Driver, Castro Margarito, Arrested After Fatal Accident in El Rio
Meanwile, Margarito was reportedly taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. Primary reports indicated Margarito was subsequently arrested for felony driving while under the influence of alcohol and was booked into Ventura County Jail.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.