From Daily Press
LAS VEGAS — Authorities confirmed Tuesday that the driver of a Toyota Camry involved in a collision on Interstate 15 on Monday morning that left three dead, including a 7-year-old boy, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI causing injury.
California Highway Patrol officers arrested Sandor Marroquin, 27, approximately an hour after his car drifted off the road, entered oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle on southbound Interstate 15 near Baker at approximately 2:28 a.m. Monday.
According to CHP spokesman Ryan Camara, Marroquin was then released from custody and taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was treated for injuries.
Camara said alcohol use by Marroquin appeared to be a factor in the collision.
“Pending the outcome of the investigation, charges will be filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office,” Camara said.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner department identified the three victims as Jayden Marroquin, 7, Wilmer Bernal, 26, and Jenty Diaz, 26, all of Los Angeles. They were passengers in the Camry, which collided head-on with a Dodge Avenger. Camara could not provide the boy’s relation to the driver.
Camara said the Toyota drifted from the southbound No. 1 lane into the center median and then entered the northbound I-15 lanes. The Toyota overturned and two rear passengers who were not wearing seatbelts were ejected. One of those passengers was Jayden Marroquin.
The driver and passenger of the Dodge suffered….MORE