Jose Vargas Arrested after DUI Head-On Collision near Main Street Left Mother Dead, 2 Children Injured
HESPERIA, CA (May 17, 2023) – Thursday evening, a DUI crash on Highway 395 left Lisette Villasenor dead and left her two children injured.
The collision happened on May 11th, at around 6:31 p.m. along Highway 395 between Poplar Street and Main Street.
According to reports, Jose Vargas in a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe going north on Highway 395 veered into the oncoming northbound lane. There, the Tahoe collided head-on with a southbound 2018 Toyota Prius, occupied by Villasenor and her two children. The incident caused Villasenor and her children, 12-year-old Ashley Villasenor and 6-year-old Daniel Villasenor to sustain serious injuries.
Following the crash Lisette and Daniel were airlifted to a local hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, Ashley was transported to the hospital via ground ambulance.
At the hospital, officials pronounced 36-year-old Lisette Villasenor dead, due to the extent of her injuries.
After the collision, police arrested 41-year-old Jose Vargas of Adelanto, on charges of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.
To assist Lisette’s family during their grieving period, a GoFundMe page was set up by California Allstate Cheer.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Lisette Villasenor.
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