DUI Accident on 5 Freeway in North County Kills 1 and Injures 3, Driver Arrested
NORTH COUNTY, CA (August 17, 2021) – A passenger died in a DUI accident on 5 Freeway Sunday morning.
The accident happened around 8:50 p.m. on August 15, just north of Las Pulgas Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2011 Subaru Outback veered across two lanes and went off the side of the freeway down into an embankment. It then struck a tree and overturned.
As a result, a 27-year-old male passenger from Dana Point was thrown from the car and died at the scene. Investigators believe he was not wearing a seat belt.
The 25-year-old driver, also a Dana Point resident, was in critical condition. Two other passengers, a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, sustained minor injuries.
Police later arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, CHP officials said.
Further investigation is underway.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim.
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