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Sarita Shakya Dies in Wrong-Way Collision on Camino Del Norte

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SAN DIEGO, CA – Sarita Shakya, 38, was killed in a wrong-way crash with a 34-year-old female suspected drunk driver’s Toyota Sienna. The crash occurred Saturday night on Camino Del Norte, east of Camino San Bernardo at around 11:50 p.m. Shakya was driving west on Camino Del Norte in her Toyota Corolla, when she was hit head-on by the DUI female’s Toyota Sienna minivan. The DUI driver was driving her minivan eastbound on Camino Del Norte into westbound traffic when she hit Ms. Shakya’s vehicle head-on.

The impact of the crash left both vehicles with massively damaged and barely recognizable. Debris from both vehicles was strewn across the street. Emergency crews and paramedics arrived on the scene. Shakya had died upon impact. The suspected female drunk driver was immediately transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla with severe injuries. Later, she was placed under arrest for DUI as well as vehicular manslaughter.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm  “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”


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The impact left both vehicles unrecognizable with debris sprawled on the street. Paramedics arrived and attempted to revive the victim. Due to the severity of the accident, Shakya dead at the scene of the crash.

The suspected drunk driver was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla with major injuries. She was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving causing injury and vehicular manslaughter.

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