Daniel VelezValerio Detained, Patrick Marasciullo Hurt in Deadly DUI Car Crash on Cathedral Oaks Drive near Kellogg Avenue
GOLETA, CA (April 24, 2023) — Daniel VelezValerio faces charges in a fatal DUI car accident on Cathedral Oaks Drive near Kellogg Avenue.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal single-vehicle crash happened around 11:00 p.m. Thursday. For possible DUI reasons, 18-year-old Daniel VelezValerio, of Santa Barbara, crashed a Ford pickup truck into a tree. As a result, the car caught on fire on the right shoulder of Cathedral Oaks Drive.
VelezValerio, as well as his 22-year-old passenger Patrick J. Marasciullo of Isla Vista, suffered major injuries and were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for care. A second passenger, described as a 22-year-old man, suffered fatal injuries. Officials have yet to release his name.
Following an investigation, CHP Traffic investigators arrested VelezValerio on suspicion of DUI.
If anyone else has more information on this crash, please call the CHP.
Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the family and friends of the victim.
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