Drunk Driver Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Indio
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Police arrested the drunk driver suspected of causing a fatal hit-and-run crash in Indio Saturday night. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. at Monroe Street and Valencia Avenue. Police say the suspect, 30-year-old Colin Havens of Palm Springs, was driving west on Valencia when he turned south onto Monroe and struck the pedestrian. Havens then fled the scene.

The pedestrian, 65-year-old Elena Ramirez, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police shut down the surrounding roads until Sunday morning while they investigated the fatal hit-and-run crash.

Havens was found about two miles away from the crash site around 1 a.m. Police say he was under the influence of alcohol when they located him. He was arrested for vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence and hit-and-run.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim. Far too many lives are lost to pedestrian crashes in our community, ” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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