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Mother jailed for suspected DUI crash that killed her 5-year-old daughter


Last updated 7/16/2021 at 1:17pm

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The Hyundai after the crash

SANTEE (CNS) - A 27-year-old woman was jailed today on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol when her car crashed off Interstate 15 in

Bonsall, killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her two toddlers.

Kapri Raven Coleman of San Diego was booked into Las Colinas women's jail in Santee Thursday afternoon upon her release from a hospital where she

was treated for minor injuries she suffered in the predawn wreck, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Coleman lost control of her northbound 2009 Hyundai Genesis near Gopher Canyon Road shortly before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, CHP public affairs

Officer Juan Escobar said.

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A little girl's purse was part of the debris that remained on the hillside.

The sedan veered off the eastern edge of the freeway, overturned and tumbled down an embankment, ejecting Coleman's two daughters. The older one died at the scene.

Paramedics airlifted the surviving 3-year-old girl and her 1-year-old brother to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, where they were admitted in

critical condition, Escobar said.

Coleman was booked on suspicion of DUI, gross vehicular manslaughter and child cruelty. She was being held on $1 million bail pending arraignment.

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