Release Date & Time: 5/28/2023 9:00 AM
Incident: Fatal DUI Crash
Date: Saturday, 5/27/2023
Time: 9:44 PM
Location: 1400 Block of N. Davis Rd.
A DUI crash on Saturday night left a 33-year-old woman dead and three others with life-threatening injuries.
The collision happened at 9:44 p.m., on N. Davis Road in front of Hacienda Restaurant. A drunk 16-year-old was driving a silver BMW and collided head on with a white Dodge Journey with two aboard. The 16-year-old had a 31-year-old adult passenger in the car with him. He lost control of the car, crossed the center median into oncoming traffic, and crashed head-on into a white Dodge Journey killing a 33-year-old woman and critically injuring the 44-year-old driver.
The 16-year-old DUI driver, his passenger, and the 42-year-old survivor from the Dodge were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 16-year-old’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222.
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray