Eloy Tapia Arrested, Woman and Dog Killed in DUI Crash on Orange Avenue [Sacramento, CA]
Eloy Tapia Arrested, Woman and Dog Killed after Sacramento Broadside Crash on Orange Avenue
SACRAMENTO, CA (January 3, 2020) – Authorities arrested Eloy Tapia after a DUI crash that killed a woman in south Sacramento on Friday, December 27.
The collision happened around 12:10 a.m. on the 6000 block of Orange Avenue, off of Stockton Boulevard.
According to California Highway Patrol, a 60-year-old man was pulling out of his driveway when a truck crashed into his vehicle.
The impact killed a 63-year-old woman and dog riding inside the car. It also sent the driver to the hospital with serious injuries.
Officers identified the driver of the truck as 49-year-old Sacramento resident Eloy Tapia. They arrested him on suspicion of DUI.
Tapia is facing charges of DUI causing major injury or death and vehicular manslaughter.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the loved ones and friends of the deceased.
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