DUI Crash Kills Willits Man

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November 03, 2016
Edward Smith

Willits Man Killed in DUI Crash 

An automobile accident occurred on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Ukiah. Authorities have determined that alcohol was a contributing factor in this tragic crash.

Details of the Crash

A motorist was driving in their 2006 Ford along Uva Drive in Ukiah. For reasons that are not known, the driver of the vehicle drove off the roadway and crashed into a tree. The motorist was identified as Juan Rodriguez Silva, 18, from Willits. Silva was driving with two passengers, Jose Luis Lara Villegas, 19, and Miguel Garcia Jr., 20. The accident took place at 11:30 pm on October 23, 2016, however, the crash later reported at 8:30 am on October 24, 2016. For these reasons, investigators are skeptical about why the accident was not immediately reported.

CHP Confirms DUI Driver

According to Kylar Adams, an officer for the California Highway Patrol, it appears alcohol was a factor in the fatal crash. Juan Rodriguez Silva was driving under the influence at the time of the collision, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle and hit a tree. Reports indicate that none of the occupants inside the car were wearing their seatbelts.

What Types of Injuries?

Juan Rodriguez Silva suffered significant injuries in the accident and was transported to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Miguel Garcia (sitting in the right rear of the car) received minor injuries from the impact but refused to be treated. Jose Luis Lara Villegas was also sitting in the back of the vehicle and was pronounced deceased in the accident.

We extend our condolences to the family members of the young man who passed away in this tragic auto accident.

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