In a devastating incident in Martinez, California, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence (DUI). The tragic accident resulted in the death of a 5-year-old girl and left an 11-year-old seriously injured.
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The suspect, Shakela Janey Dominick, was taken into custody following the fatal collision. According to reports, Dominick allegedly ran a red light while under the influence, leading to the catastrophic incident.
The tragic event took place on a busy Martinez intersection, where Dominick’s vehicle reportedly collided with another car carrying the two young victims. The 5-year-old girl died at the scene, while the 11-year-old is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital.
This heartbreaking incident has sent shockwaves through the community, underscoring the severe consequences of drunk driving. As the investigation continues, authorities are working diligently to piece together the circumstances that led to this unfortunate event.
In the wake of this tragedy, it is important to remember the lives lost and impacted by DUI offenses. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the young victims.
The California Highway Patrol urges anyone with information about the case to come forward. If convicted, Dominick faces serious charges including DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter, highlighting the stern legal consequences of such reckless actions.
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