Ashton Wilfong Arrested after Fatal DUI Accident on Road 206 [Madera County, CA]

Ashton Wilfong Arrested after Fatal DUI Accident on Road 206 [Madera County, CA]

Ashton Wilfong Arrested after Fatal DUI Accident on Road 206 [Madera County, CA]

Passenger Killed, Ashton Wilfong Arrested after Madera County DUI Accident

MADERA COUNTY, CA (January 1, 2021) – Authorities arrested 28-year-old Ashton Wilfong following a fatal DUI accident on Road 206, early Friday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 12:50 AM. A pickup truck was going up a hill when Wilfong reportedly made an unsafe turn. Then, the pickup truck overturned and landed on its roof near Road 145.
Emergency crews pronounced a 41-year-old passenger dead at the scene. Authorities withheld the identity of the victim, pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, paramedics rushed a 17-year-old girl to a Fresno hospital with major injuries.
Officers arrested Wilfong on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter. CHP will release additional information once it becomes available.

During this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

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