Woman Killed in Hesperia DUI Crash
An unidentified 65-year-old woman died as the result of a drunk driver in Hesperia on Saturday morning.
The fatal accident occurred on January 22nd just before 4 in the morning on the I-15 Freeway.
Giovanni Gutierrez, 30, was traveling north in a Dodge Ram when he slammed into the back of a Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Upon impact, the Cruiser rolled off the freeway, along Mariposa Road. Unfortunately, the female driver of the Cruiser died at the scene.
Additionally, Guiterrez fled the scene and abandoned his car 4 miles away in the city of Victorville.
Guiterrez later turned himself into authorities and was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for hit-and-run causing death and DUI causing death.
He is being held with no bail and also had a previous DUI conviction.
The crash remains under investigation.
Witnesses may contact the Victorville CHP Station at 760-241-1186.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
Hit-and-run collisions also account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.