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Galt: Fatal DUI Crash Highway 99 Near Mingo Road

Galt: Fatal DUI Crash Highway 99 Near Mingo RoadWoman, 65, Killed in Traffic Collision on Highway 99 Sunday

Galt, CA (July 18, 2021) – A 65-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries following a suspected DUI car crash on Highway 99 early Sunday.

The FOX40 News reported a Ford Mustang made an unsafe turn while traveling south on the highway in Galt. In the area just past Mingo Road, the Ford hit the center median wall made with temporary plastic and metal barriers.

UPDATE: Woman killed in Galt crash, suspected DUI driver both identified 

According to the article published online, the 65-year-old Galt woman was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Malibu traveling on the highway. The woman apparently failed to avoid and struck the debris from the initial accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed the 65-year-old driver pulled over following the collision. The woman apparently talked to another motorist who hit the debris, and also stopped at the site.

As the woman walked back to her car, a passing Toyota Camry struck the victim. Our sources mentioned the driver of the Toyota swerved to avoid the debris in the road, and ended up hitting the female party.

Responding paramedics found the victim overthrown onto a nearby field. Despite life-saving measures, the 65-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene. The name of the deceased remained undisclosed pending confirmation and notification of next of kin.

DUI Suspect Arrested After Deadly Car Crash in Galt, July 18

Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford Mustang apparently showed signs of intoxication. Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of DUI.

Further investigation on the DUI car crash in Galt is underway.

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