Driver Mariah Natividad, 21, of Twentynine Palms Arrested for DUI
JOSHUA TREE, California (May 19, 2015) —Two people were killed Sunday night when a suspected DUI driver crashed into their car on Twentynine Palms Highway, just east of Juniper Road, according to a report by the Hi Desert Star.
The victims were identified as Lonnie Tiner, 80, and Patricia Tiner, 76, of Twentynine Palms.
The suspect, Mariah Natividad, 21, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2006 Toyota Prius at a high rate of speed when she crashed into the back of the couple’s 2008 Ford F-150 pickup truck eastbound on Twentynine Palms Highway. The impact pushed the pickup truck off the road where it overturned multiple times into the desert.
Paramedics responded and transported the couple by ambulance to Desert Regional Medical Center where they later died of major injuries.
Nativdad was arrested on DUI charges and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail where she is being held on $100,000 bail. She is set to appear in court today at 1:30 p.m.
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