Last week, an 11-year old girl and her 8-year-old little sister were struck and killed in Porterville California. According to investigative results, the alleged drunk driver also critically injured two other children during the event of the crime. This tragedy happened Saturday, June 19, 2021, at approximately 3:18 p.m.
Authorities stated that the suspect, 43-year-old Elizabeth Nugaray, was traveling southbound on Main Street when she failed to stop at a traffic light at Orange Avenue. Consequently, Nugaray first broadsided a Dodge Journey that had the right of way and collided with an SUV as well as a traffic control light pole. The SUV had five occupants, four of whom were minors.
The damages to the SUV were so severe that several victims had to be extracted from the vehicle by emergency personnel. Sadly, the 11-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crime and her younger 8-year-old sister passed away from her injuries at a nearby hospital. A 4-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl also suffered major injuries and were transported via helicopter to a local hospital for treatment. They were listed in critical condition.
Nugaray was arrested and is currently booked in the Tulare County Jail on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and causing an injury traffic collision while impaired. Her bail is set at $100,000.