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23 Year Old Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested After Gilroy Crash That Killed 4


GILROY – A 23-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving after his car crashed, as a result of which 4 passengers were killed near Gilroy last week, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman. The accident happened on Thursday.

At about 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Anthony James Imbronone III was taken into custody at his Gilroy home for the accident he caused, where a warrant was served, said CHP Officer Herb Kellogg.

Kellogg added that Imbronone was taken into custody on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.

An investigation revealed that there was an open container of alcohol, controlled substances and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, told Kellogg.

California Highway Patrol officials told that on 12th of May at about 10:30 p.m., Imbronone was behind the wheel of a 1997 Ford Mustang on Leavesley Road east of New Avenue and he was under the influence. His car hit a concrete drainage ditch as he was negotiating a hard curve.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office told that three 18-year-old Gilroy women died in the accident. They were identified as Yesenia Mendoza Pina, Yolanda Jimenez and Sara Williams.

According to the Gilroy Unified School District, Mendoza Pina and Jimenez were students at Mount Madonna Continuation High School, whereas Williams attended Christopher High School.

The medical examiner’s office told that a 4th passenger also died in the accident, identified as 24-year-old Joseph Vasquez Flemate of Gilroy.

Imbronone is the only survivor in the accident who was rushed to the Regional Medical Center of San Jose for treatment as he sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident he caused and was later released, told by California Highway Patrol officials.

Imbronone will be booked into county jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, said Kellogg.

News Source: SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com

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