DUI Wrong-Way Driver Johanna Mayapuga Causes Fatal Crash on Highway 1 in Watsonville
WATSONVILLE, CA (February 23, 2021) – Police arrested 22-year-old Johanna Mayapuga for DUI after a fatal accident early Monday morning in Watsonville.
Mayapuga, a Santa Cruz resident, was driving the wrong way in a 2015 Nissan on Highway 1 when she hit a 2002 BMW, just south of Airport Boulevard around 2:17 a.m.
As a result, the BMW’s passenger, a 45-year-old woman from Moss Landing, died at the scene. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner’s office will release her name once family members are properly notified.
The driver of the BMW, a 46-year-old man from Moss Landing, suffered major injuries.
Meanwhile, Mayapuga sustained moderate injuries. Police later arrested her on felony DUI.
Further investigation is underway.
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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