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November 25, 2020

DUI crash kills 2 near Gonzales

GONZALES — A single-vehicle crash on Highway 101 near Gonzales killed two people early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol Monterey Area Office.

Gonzales resident Sarah Carrillo Valdez, 32, was driving a black BMW with three other occupants on Oct. 25 at about 3:32 a.m. northbound, just north of the Fifth Street over-crossing. CHP said Valdez was traveling at a high rate of speed when she lost control and overturned in a field, where the car landed on its side.

The right front passenger, a 31-year-old male, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The right rear passenger, a 6-year-old boy, was not properly restrained and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The left rear passenger, an 8-year-old boy, suffered major injuries and was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for medical treatment. 

Valdez, who also suffered major injuries, was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. She was subsequently arrested for DUI, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

“This crash is still under investigation,” CHP said in a news release.

Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers education, government and general news for King City and occasionally for the surrounding communities in South Monterey County.

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