A 29-year-old Californian woman was killed and two others were seriously injured in a suspected drunk driving collision in Crescent City, California over this past weekend. According to information from the California Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Michael Jones, and the victim Jolynda R. Peters, were in Jones’ 1993 Honda Prelude driving southbound on Parkview Drive. Michael Jones was in the driver’s seat and Jolynda R. Peters, the victimized 29-year-old, was sitting in the passenger seat at the time of the accident.
At around 9:20 p.m. this past Sunday night, the car collided with a Ford Ranger which was attempting to make a right turn into a driveway. Jones had apparently been driving at high speeds at the time of the car accident. The force of the impact pushed the 1997 Ford Ranger off the road, and into an adjacent ditch. Both Jones as well as the driver of the Ford, 59-year-old Ivan Beckendorf, was severely injured in the car accident. Jones and Beckendorf were transported to Sutter Coast Hospital for treatment, CHP reported. They were later flown to Mercy Hospital in Redding. Peters suffered major injuries, and was later declared dead at the scene of the accident.
Both the injured men were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, and were later transported by way of air to Mercy Hospital in Redding. Tests revealed that Jones was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the car accident. Jones reportedly required extensive medical treatment and was released from custody to the hospital. According to the California Highway Patrol, he was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter, and allegedly for driving under the influence of alcohol, causing injury or death to other persons involved. The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the case until further details are revealed for legal measures.