RAMONA, California (August 21, 2016) – Lucas Makana Riley, 24, of San Diego, has been identified as the victim killed in a deadly DUI crash on southbound Highway 67 back on Saturday, August 20th.
The accident took place about 7 p.m., south of Cloudy Moon Drive.
As per the article, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said a 51-year-old man identified as Roy Dunkin was driving a full-sized Chevrolet pickup truck northbound on Highway 67 when he swerved into the southbound lane and hit the rear quarter panel of a late model Buick sedan and a Mini Cooper.
The Mini Cooper being driven by Lucas Riley apparently caught fire following the collision.
Riley became pinned inside his Mini Cooper and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies added that several other motorists in the Buick sustained moderate injuries.
Meanwhile, the pickup driver was taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido with a broken wrist. He was then arrested on alcohol-related charges, including felony vehicular manslaughter.
Per NBC News San Diego, it was determined that Roy Dunkin was under the influence as he was arrested at the scene.
Beer cans were being taken out of Dunkin’s vehicle following the collision as he faces up to 15 years in jail and currently is being imprisoned on $2 million bail.
Our staff members at Johnson Attorneys Group prayers rest with the family members and friends of Lucas Riley whose life was taken in this tragedy and also remain with the injured parties at this time.
A serious injury or a death to a family member after an accident is both tragic and devastating to a surviving family. The grief, shock, and anger that set in are overwhelming, to say the least. We understand that no amount of money can make up for a devastating injury or loss of a loved one, however, it is important that a victim or family be made aware of their rights. At Johnson Attorneys Group, our experienced attorneys work aggressively to recover everything our clients are entitled to by law. If you are looking for a San Diego County wrongful death and or a personal injury attorney, contact our office today at 800-235-6801.
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