Teen killed in three-vehicle collision
April 16, 2016
One person died and four were injured in a three car drunk driving accident on the Cuesta Grade Friday evening.
At about 8:30 p.m., Gino Lopez, 21, of Arvin was driving a Honda at a high rate of speed when he crashed into a tractor-trailer. Geneva Vanbeurd, 62, of San Luis Obispo, who was driving a Volvo, then crashed into the Honda.
The impact caused a 16-year-old to be ejected from Lopez’s’s car. The teen, whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.
Also injured were the other two passengers in Lopez’s car, Brittany Arreola, 19, and Henry Aguilar, 18, both from Wasco. Emergency personnel transported Lopez, Arreola and Aguilar to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. Lopez and Aguilar suffered non-life threatening injuries. Arreola is in critical condition.
Vanbeurd was treated for minor injuries.
Officers arrested Lopez for DUI. Following his released from the hospital, he is slated to be booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.