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GILROY, Calif. (05/13/2015) — A 23-year-old Gilroy man was in custody on DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges and four people were dead following a horrific Tuesday night crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Anthony Imbronone III was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter in a crash reported around 10:30 p.m. by a resident who heard a large crash on Leavesley Road east of New Avenue, CHP officials said.
A preliminary investigation by the CHP indicates that the vehicle, a 1997 Ford Mustang, was heading east on Leavesley Road when for some reason it turned left while negotiating a right curve on the roadway. CHP officials had initially said the car was a 1998 Mustang.
The vehicle passed solid double yellow lines, slid off of the roadway and crashed into a concrete drainage ditch abutment.
Four passengers, three 18-year-old women and a 24-year-old man, in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
Imbronone, the sole survivor, was transported by ambulance with major injuries to Saint Louise Regional Hospital, where he was then transferred to a helicopter and airlifted to San Jose Regional Medical Center.
The teens were identified as Sara Jean Williams, Yesenia Mendoza Pina and Yolanda Jimenez, according to Gilroy school district officials. Williams was a senior at Christopher High School. The other two were students at Mount Madonna High School. The 24-year-old man was not immediately identified, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to the CHP. Officials say drugs and alcohol….MORE