Maria Sebastian Arrested after Fatal DUI Crash on Lakeville Highway [Petaluma, CA]
Passenger Pronounced Dead after Multi-Vehicle Collision near Stage Gulch Road
PETALUMA, CA (November 28, 2023) – Police arrested Maria Sebastian Tuesday afternoon after a DUI crash on Lakeville Highway.
The incident occurred shortly before 2:40 p.m., on the southbound lanes of the freeway near Stage Gulch Road.
For reasons under investigation, the driver of a southbound Chevrolet Colorado veered into oncoming lanes and collided with a Toyota Tundra. Upon impact, the Toyota overturned and hit a Kia Sorento that was traveling behind.
Paramedics arrived and pronounced the driver of the Kia dead at the scene. Meanwhile, crews rushed the Kia driver to John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center with serious injuries.
The Toyota driver was hospitalized at Petaluma Valley Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
Upon further investigation, officials determined that the Chevrolet driver was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
As a result, police arrested and booked the Chevy driver, 57-year-old Maria Sebastian, into the Sonoma County Jail. Sebastian is currently facing two felony charges and is being held on $125,000 bail.
The Sonoma County Coroner Unit will release the identity of the deceased Kia passenger once the next of kin has been notified.
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