Man Killed in Highway 58 Collision
A 52-year-old man from San Ramon was killed as the result of a DUI collision that took place Friday night.
The tragic accident took place just before 8:17 p.m. on June 17th in Bakersfield.
Ayana Council, 27, of San Mateo, was impaired at the time of the crash while driving a Nissan Sentra.
Council was traveling westbound on Highway 58 before making an unsafe turn. Her vehicle veered into the eastbound lanes, causing a collision with a Chevy Silverado.
Upon impact, the Chevy rolled over multiple times.
Sadly, the male driver died at the scene.
Council also sustained unspecified injuries and was hospitalized for treatment. Authorities also arrested her on suspicion of murder, felony DUI, and gross vehicular manslaughter.
An active investigation is underway.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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