UPDATE: Sarai Valentina Olvera killed near Hotel Del Coronado in suspected DUI crash
CORONADO, CA (July 29, 2022) – Officials identified Sarai Valentina Olvera as the 26-year-old woman killed early today in a possible DUI-related car accident near the Hotel Del Coronado, authorities reported.
Patrol officers responding to the single-vehicle wreck in the 1100 block of Orange Avenue found the victim, who had been riding in the back seat of a white sedan, gravely injured at about 12:30 a.m., according to the Coronado Police Department.
Sarai Valentina Olvera tragically died at the scene.
Paramedics took the 20-year-old man who had been driving the car, now identified as Erwin Mejia Ramos, and a woman, also 20, who had been riding in the front passenger seat, to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators believe intoxication and speeding may have played roles in the fatal accident, according to police.
Sarai’s family has a GoFundMe page set up to aid in their expenses during this difficult time.
This Hotel Del Coronado accident story is developing and we will continue to update it as information becomes available to us.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Coronado DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Sarai Valentina Olvera’s Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sarai Valentina Olvera. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Coronado? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.