Prosecutors charged a person suspected of driving whereas intoxicated when he crashed into a light pole in Colton, leaving his 5-year-old daughter useless and one different little one injured, with homicide, little one endangerment and felony DUI, officers stated Tuesday, April 13.
Ernesto Avalos, 28, of Twin Peaks, was injured within the collision on the 900 block of South Cooley Drive at about 2:25 p.m. Sunday April 11, and was arrested following his launch from a hospital the subsequent day, Colton police stated in a information launch. He’s the daddy of Alexa Adalia Avalos, the lady who was killed within the crash, in addition to a younger boy who was using with them and hospitalized over the weekend, Colton Police Lt. Ray Mendez stated.
Witnesses informed investigators the Toyota 4Runner pushed by the defendant rolled over a raised middle median and blew previous a cease signal earlier than slamming right into a pole, Mendez stated. Preliminary investigation suggests he could have been drunk on the time, though police haven’t dominated out the chance that different substances may need performed a task within the crash, Mendez stated.
Avalos has beforehand been arrested on suspicion of DUI, and was already charged with driving beneath the affect on Feb. 2, 2021, which continues to be open, in response to courtroom data. Prosecutors filed extra prices related to the crash that killed his daughter in a brand new case filed Tuesday.
It was not instantly clear from public data if an lawyer had been assigned to defend him, or when he was subsequent scheduled to seem in courtroom.