Jade Marie Dodson Killed in Alleged Santa Maria, California Drunk Driving Accident

Authorities from the California Highway Patrol have released a statement to the public that has identified the individual killed in a road accident in Santa Maria, CA on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013. Police currently have reason to believe that Jade Dodson was killed when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was collided with a pickup truck for reasons currently under investigation while navigating the intersection of South Broadway and McCoy.

Scene of the Accident


According to the report released by authorities, the as-of-yet unidentified individual sustained massive injuries in the accident and was subsequently transported by emergency response personnel to nearby Cottage Hospital where they succumbed to the injuries inflicted on them in the accident a short time after their arrival. The driver of the offending vehicle has since been identified as Christian Carbajal-Rodriguez, who currently faces drunk driving related charges stemming from the accident. Officials expect to release more information pertaining to the accident in the coming days.

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