Kassandra Sepulveda, 18, Killed in Knightsen DUI Crash on Byron Highway
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (September 6, 2021) – Kassandra Sepulveda was killed after a DUI crash on Byron Highway in Knightsen.
Loved ones identified the 18-year-old Pittsburg woman as one of the two victims in the fatal collision which took place on Saturday night.
The incident happened when Kassandra Sepulveda and a 16-year-old Oakley boy were walking on Byron Highway in the Knightsen community.
Pedestrians Hit by Drunk Driver
A 2002 Subaru Impreza approached and then struck both victims on the narrow shoulder of the road. Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived at the scene and found them lying on the ground.
The California Highway Patrol said Kassandra Sepulveda and the teen pedestrian died as a result of the Byron Highway crash.
KTVU News and CBS San Francisco wrote that the accident occurred on September 4 at about 11:14 p.m. Meanwhile, CHP determined that the driver of the Subaru was under the influence of alcohol when he hit the pedestrians.
Officers arrested the 18-year-old Knightsen man on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. The Knightsen DUI crash is still under investigation.
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