Jose Manahan Killed in DUI-Related Car Crash on Domenigoni Parkway at South Sanderson Avenue in Hemet

ON September 18, 2017

Pickup truck slams into Pruis in fatal car crash in Hemet

According to an article from MyNewsLA, there was a fatal car accident on Saturday night in which the occupant of a Prius was killed by a drunken driver on Domenigoni Parkway and South Sanderson Avenue in Hemet.

As mentioned by the article, the accident occurred on Saturday night at about 7:00 p.m.

Jose Manahan, a 51-year-old from Menifee, was stopped for a red light on Domenigoni Parkway in his Toyota Prius, according to the news.  According to Hemet police officials, Manahan was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck going at least 100 mph, driven by Augustin Peralta Jimenez, 48.

The smaller vehicle was crushed, said officials, and although paramedics were able to respond to the accident, transporting the injured victim to Hemet Valley Medical Center, Manahan was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Additionally, Jimenez was also reported to have suffered minor injuries, and was also transported to Hemet Valley Medical Center.  Officials stated that he was treated for 24 hours and then released to detectives who booked the drunken driver into jail.

Jimenez was charged with DUI gross vehicular manslaughter, said sources.

Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.

Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.

Our May Firm staff is deeply saddened upon hearing news of this accident, and will keep the victim as well as their family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.

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