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Suspect Arrested for Fatal DUI Collision in June 2018

Post Date:01/10/2019 9:46 AM
Press Release: Major Injury DUI Traffic Collision
Agency: Eastvale Police
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: June 5, 2018

Time:

10:00 AM
Incident Date: June 4, 2018

Time:

4:53 PM
Incident Location: Schleisman Road cross of Scholar Way, Eastvale
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brian Gutierrez
File Number(s): EV181550064

Update 01-09-2019

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On December 12, 2018, the Riverside District Attorney’s Office added the criminal charge of 191.5 (a) PC (Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated) regarding this fatal traffic collision investigation and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Grace Whitman. The other driver, a 28-year-old female from Eastvale, ultimately succumbed to her injuries she sustained in the collision.

On January 8, 2019, Whitman was apprehended in the city of Hollywood by the U.S. Marshall’s Office. Whitman was transported and booked into the Robert Presley’s Detention Center in Riverside.

Residents may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

Details:

On Monday, June 4, 2018, about 4:53 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Schleisman Road cross of Scholar Way, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a major injury traffic collision.

Based on the severity of the injuries, the Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and conducted a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Grace Whitman, a 19-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was driving a gray in color Subaru westbound on Schleisman Road. Whitman failed to stop at a red light colliding in the middle of the intersection with a black in color Toyota sedan that was traveling southbound Scholar Way. The driver and a passenger of the Toyota sedan sustained major to life threatening injuries. Whitman did not sustain any injuries during this collision.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Whitman was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Whitman was taken to a local hospital and after she was medically cleared she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Medina at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600. Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.

Residents may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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