VALLEY CENTER, CA – The motorcyclist killed in the fatal DUI accident that took place on Sunday, May 16 has been identified, the San Diego Times reports.
The San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office reports that 26-year-old Kaulana Miller was hit by a truck turning onto Valley Center Road from Irish Oaks Road. The accident was reported around 1:45 p.m.
Miller was rushed to Palomar Medical Center and died of his injuries there at around 6:45 p.m.
The driver of the truck, Oswaldo Garcia, was determined to be intoxicated at the time of the wreck. He now faces charges of vehicular manslaughter, two counts of DUI causing injury, and being an unlicensed driver. He is also charged with getting behind the wheel while his driving privileges were revoked, as he faces past drunk driving charges from March 2020 and 2021.
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