California: Alcohol a factor in fatal crash of a Mini-Cooper and Chevy Pickup

Chula Vista Police cruiser

Alcohol a factor in fatal crash of a Mini-Cooper and Chevy Pickup

CHULA VISTA, CALIF. — Chula Vista Police report that a crash that killed one man may lead to the DUI arrest of his brother, who police say was behind the wheel.

Police have yet to identify any of those in either vehicle which collided.

NBC San Diego reports that the driver suspected of driving under the influence may face charges in the death of his older brother, the passenger killed in a late night crash Saturday.

The collision happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday night near East H Street and Paseo Del Rey in Chula Vista, police said.

The 22-year-old driver, who has not been identified, was behind the wheel of his red Mini Cooper when he struck a white Chevy truck, police said.

The passenger in the Mini Cooper — the driver’s 30-year-old brother — suffered severe trauma and was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

On 08/12/17, at approximately 11:37 PM, the Chula Vista Police Department responded to a fatal traffic collision involving two vehicles, a Mini Cooper and a Chevy Pick-up truck at the intersection of East H Street and Paseo Del Rey. Responding Officers found two male occupants of the Mini Cooper with serious injuries.

Officers, along with Medical, and Fire personnel rendered immediate medical aid at the scene. Despite all lifesaving efforts, the passenger (30 yrs) of the Mini Cooper later died from his injuries at the hospital. The driver of the Mini Cooper sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Chevy Silverado pickup truck sustained minor injuries.

It is believed alcohol may have been a factor in this traffic collision. The Chula Vista Police Departments Traffic Division is investigating the incident.