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UPDATE: Mother and daughter killed in DUI suspected accident

UPDATE 4-26-23:

Deputy District Attorney David Uyar reported today that Erick Arambula, who was arraigned from his hospital bed and is facing seven felony counts for evading officers and causing death while under the influence, was being chased by Fish and Wildlife just before the crash that killed a mother and her daughter on Sunday, April 23. The officer witnessed Arambula running a red light at Old 395 and attempted to pull Arambula over, but he sped up and reached speeds of an estimated 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer discontinued the pursuit, but seconds later Arambula exited the road through the chain link fence and continued to the freeway.

San Marcos residents Courteney Taylor, 29, and her daughter Amaya Taylor, 4, were killed Sunday, in a multi-vehicle head-on collision on the I-15 southbound in Fallbrook. The accident was called in at 3:13 p.m. and occurred just north of the Pala Road/76 offramp. In addition to the fatalities, there was one major injury and three minor injuries reported. All were transported to local trauma centers.

Erick Arambula from Oceanside was driving a black Toyota Tacoma traveling in the northbound lane of Old Highway 395. For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Toyota veered onto the right shoulder and collided into a chain link fence.

The Tacoma then traveled down an embankment where it continued onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 15. Unfortunately, this resulted in a head-on collision with a black Kia Forte and white Tesla 3.

According to NCFPD PIO John Choi, the California Highway Patrol, Sheriff, and several North County Fire engines and ambulances responded to the scene.

Despite lifesaving efforts, the 29-year-old driver of the Kia and a her 4-year-old daughter succumbed to their injuries while on scene. The driver and two passengers in the Tesla were transported to a local area hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the Tacoma was transported to a local area hospital with major injuries.

Due to the nature of the collision, the roadway was temporarily affected for scene investigation and processing. All four lanes of the southbound I-15 were closed at the Mission Road southbound onramp and cars were directed to drive on the shoulder, backing up traffic into Riverside County.

There is evidence to indicate that DUI was a factor in this crash. The driver of the Tacoma, Erick Arambula, was placed under arrest and faces multiple charges related to this incident including felony driving under the influence (DUI) and gross vehicular manslaughter. As traffic continued for hours, many cars departed the freeway and drove through the grass onto 395.

An adult and 4-year-old child were killed Sunday in a multi-vehicle head-on collision on the I-15 southbound in Fallbrook. The accident was called in at 3:13 pm and occured just north of the Pala Rd/76 offramp. In addition to the fatalities, there was one major injury and three minor injuries reported. All were transported to local trauma centers.

A 23-year-old male from Oceanside was driving a black Toyota Tacoma and traveling in the northbound lane of Old Highway 395. For reasons still under investigation, the

driver of the Toyota veered onto the right shoulder and collided with a chain link fence. The Tacoma then traveled down an embankment where it continued onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 15. Unfortunately, this resulted in a head-on collision with a black Kia Forte and a white Tesla 3.

It was officially classified as a significant incident, according to NCFPD PIO John Choi. The California Highway Patrol, Sheriff, and several North County Fire engines and ambulances responded to the scene.

Despite lifesaving efforts, the 29-year-old driver of the Kia, a San Marcos resident, and a 4-year-old passenger succumbed to their injuries while on scene. The driver and two passengers in the Tesla were transported to a local area hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the Tacoma was transported to a local area hospital with major injuries. Due to the nature of the collision, the roadway was temporally affected for scene investigation and processing. All four lanes of the southbound I-15 were closed at the Mission Rd. onramp southbound and cars were directed to drive on the shoulder, backing up traffic into Riverside County.

There is evidence to indicate that DUI was a factor in this crash. The driver of the Tacoma, Erick Arambula, was placed under arrest and faces multiple charges related to this incident

including felony driving under the influence (DUI) and gross vehicular manslaughter.

As traffic continued for hours, many cars departed the freeway and drove through the grass onto 395.

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