Pregnant woman suspected of DUI arrested in fatal crash

May 24, 2016

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman is facing multiple drunken driving charges for a crash in Central California that left a man dead and three others injured.


The California Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Candice Ooley was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter after a crash Friday night on Highway 41 in Madera County.


The CHP said Ooley, who is six months pregnant, was driving a sedan at a high speed when she rear-ended an SUV. The impact caused the SUV to lose control, sending it down an embankment.


Officials say Federico Nunez Silva, a passenger in the SUV, died at the scene. The driver was airlifted to the hospital and his two female passengers were taken by ambulance — after being pinned inside the vehicle for about an hour. Their injuries range from moderate to major.


Authorities say Ooley was driving on a suspended license because of a previous DUI conviction.


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