Iowa: Raul Salazar Jr charged with killing family of three with his pickup in booze cruise

Raul Salazar Jr. DUI fatal triple Cedar Rapids Iowa 081313

Raul’s party behind the wheel cost the lives of a family of three when he crushed their small car with his truck

From WCF Courier

KEYSTONE, Iowa – 2013-08-13— Three Cedar Rapids residents were killed in a car accident near Keystone over the weekend,  according to a release from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a release, Valerie Schneiders, 22, Jason Bessert, 24 and Haley Bessert, 3, all of Cedar Rapids, died as a result of injuries from an accident on Highway 30 at 16th Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

A previous release from the department said the accident occurred when a GMC truck was was traveling northbound on 16th Avenue, failed to stop at a stop sign, and struck a Chevrolet Impala, carrying the victims, that was traveling eastbound on Highway 30. The three passengers in Impala died at the scene of the accident. Their names had previously been withheld pending notification of the families.

The driver of the truck, Raul Salazar Jr., was arrested ….MORE