1 person was killed and 2 injured in a suspected DUI crash on Rancho California Road on June 1.
19-Year-Old Charged with DUI, Manslaughter Following Fatal Crash
Last Update: 7/13/2020
A 15-year-old girl was killed and two others were seriously injured in a suspected drunk driving crash in Temecula on Saturday. 19-year-old Jose Zazueta was arrested on charges of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter following the crash.
The crash happened at approximately 6:45 p.m. on June 1, on Rancho California Road east of Via Santa Rosa. Zazuete was reportedly driving a 2015 BMW westbound on Rancho California when he lost control of his vehicle while going around a curve.
Police say the BMW was traveling at at least 55 mph when it crossed over the middle lines and into oncoming traffic, leading to a head-on collision with a Toyota Corolla. A 15-year-old passenger in the Toyota, Lily Harrison, was killed in the crash. The 18-year-old driver of the Toyota and an 18-year-old passenger were also seriously injured and hospitalized.
Zazueta’s vehicle fell down a 200-feet embankment after the crash. He suffered moderate injuries and was also rushed to a hospital. His bail was set at $75,000 and he had a court date scheduled for June 5.