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Suspected drunk driver plows into a family coming from dinner

One person is dead and two people are injured after a 21-year-old suspected drunk driver without her lights on plowed into a family leaving a dinner in Lakeside on Sept. 25. The accident happened around 8:17 p.m. on Woodside Avenue. A man, his girlfriend, and his parents had just left dinner at La Palapa Mexican Restaurant when a Toyota Yaris plowed into them. According to witnesses, the driver of the Toyota did not have her light on and was driving exceptionally fast.

The two parents and the DUI suspect were all taken to the UC San Diego Trauma Center where they received treatment for their injuries. The father sustained major injuries, and it was confirmed that the mother passed away from her injuries after the collision. The driver was released after a day in the hospital and was charged with felony DUI and murder. She is currently detained at Las Colinas Detention Facility.

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