Posted on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 7:59 am
WINCHESTER, California (Feb. 25, 2014) – An underage, suspected DUI driver killed a 27-year-old Banning man and critically injured two others when his car collided in a head-on crash at the intersection of Deomengoni Parkway at Leon Road, according to a press release by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner and the Press Enterpise.
About 10:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, a suspected drunken driver behind the wheel of a 1994 Honda Civic was heading the wrong way in the westbound lanes of Domenigoni Parkway. The driver crashed head-on into a 2007 Suzuki RX4 critically injuring the front seat passenger Amos Yang, 27, of Banning, who died less than an hour later at Menifee Valley Medical Center.
The driver of the Suzuki, Pa Thao, 27, of Banning, and a 4-year-old girl in the back seat were also hospitalized.
The Honda kept moving after the initial crash and subsequently struck a 2008 Dodge Ram in the westbound lanes, but fortunately the woman, 26, and her passenger, a 33-year-old man, both of Hemet, suffered minor injuries.
The suspected DUI driver, Gerardo Cornejo, 20, of Nuevo, suffered major injuries and was transported by paramedics to a different hospital, Inland Valley Medical Center. He was arrested by police on suspicion of DUI.
“This is a tragedy for everyone involved, but especially the young man who was killed in this DUI crash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Those of us who support Mothers Against Drunk Driving are truly saddened by news of anyone who is killed or hurt in a DUI crash. Our prayers go out to all those involved.”
The Seegmiller Law Firm participates in the annual Walk Like MADD fundraiser every year in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). MADD is a non-profit dedicated to helping victims of DUI crashes. The local office is at 77564 Country Club Drive #220 in Palm Desert, CA 92211 (map)
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The driver of the Suzuki, Pa Thao, 27, of Banning, was rushed to Inland Valley Medical Center with serious injuries. Her condition remains unknown.