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Menifee Fatal DUI Crash at Berea and Newport Roads

Menifee Fatal DUI Crash at Berea and Newport Roads

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1 Killed, 2 Injured in Menifee Crash at Berea and Newport Roads

MENIFEE, CA (September 29, 2022) – A DUI crash killed one person and injured two others at Berea and Newport roads in Menifee.

According to an article published by My News LA, the tragic accident took place on Tuesday afternoon. Officers reported the wreck shortly after 3 p.m.

The incident happened on September 27 when a Ford SUV was going west on Newport Road, approaching Brea Road in Menifee. At the same time, a BMW SUV was traveling south on Berea.

Police said the Ford ran a red light at the intersection and broadsided the BMW. The impact pushed the BMW into a Chrysler sedan waiting to make an eastbound turn onto Newport from Berea.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and then freed the trapped 41-year-old woman inside the BMW. She sustained critical injuries as a result of the collision.

Drunk Driver Runs Red Light, Hits Another Car

Paramedics rushed the victim to a regional trauma center, where she died. The 55-year-old Menifee woman driving the Chrysler survived the incident with minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford, a 41-year-old Menifee man, ended up with major injuries. Medical personnel took both patients to the hospital for treatment.

The names of the deceased and wounded parties have not been yet released. Meanwhile, police determined that the man was under the influence of alcohol when he hit the BMW.

Officers soon arrested him on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and DUI resulting in great bodily injury.

Police forced the area of Berea and Newport roads to shut down for a time following the wreck. The fatal Menifee crash is still under investigation.

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Source: My News LA

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