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DUI suspect’s mother dies in 60 Freeway crash in Riverside

By in Press Enterprise on October 4, 2017

By Stephen Ramirez

A 53-year-old Riverside woman accused of driving under the influence has been jailed in a crash that left her 84-year-old mother dead late Sunday night, the California High Way Patrol said.

Maria Eugenia Alba, of Riverside, was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury and DUI with a blood-alcohol of 0.08 or higher with injury. She was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, according to jail records. Bail is set at 75,000.

Alba is also accused of driving with a suspended license, according to jail records.

The CHP was alerted to the incident at 10:39 p.m. Sunday when witnesses saw a vehicle heading east on the 60 Freeway near Market Street go off the shoulder and into the embankment, a CHP spokesman said.

Officers arriving on the scene found the passenger, Eloisa Alba, of Moreno Valley, dead, the spokesman said. Their investigation determined that Maria Alba was driving under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested.

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