EL CENTRO â€“ On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at around 11:55 p.m., a minor driver, age 17 from Calipatria, was traveling Northbound on Kalin Road with four passengers, three of them were minors, ages 17, all of Calipatria, Freddy Ramirez, age 18 of Calipatria, and Juan Rubacabba, age 22 of Calipatria. Â The driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and under the influence of alcohol.
Due to the alcohol and high speed, the driver ran off the road way, lost control of the vehicle and overturned multiple times.
The vehicle came to rest upon the roof within a field where it caught fire.
Due to the passengerâ€™s sustained injuries, the driver was arrested for felony DUI causing injury and was released for further medical treatment.
The driver, along with two passengers, sustained major injuries.
Two of the minor passengers sustained moderate injuries.