Hacienda Heights Man Killed by Drunk Driver Sunday Morning on Freeway 10

Hacienda Heights Man Killed by Drunk Driver

POMONA, CA (July 2, 2019) California (July 1, 2019) — A 30-year-old Hacienda Heights man died and a Victorville man is accused of drunken driving following a three-car collision on the 10 Freeway in Pomona early Sunday June 23rd, authorities said.

Justin Julien Silva, of Hacienda Heights, died at the scene of the 4:25 a.m. crash on the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Dudley Street, Officer J. Pena of the California Highway Patrol said in a written statement.

Miguel Angel Rubalcava, 31, of Victorville, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, the officer said.

Rubalcava was at the wheel of a 2007 Mazda CX-9 that was “using all lanes, at an unknown speed,” just prior to the crash, according to Pena.

Silva was sitting in a 2002 Honda Civic that had become disabled in the fast lane for unknown reasons, officials said.

The Mazda slammed into the stopped Civic, then continued out of control and struck a 2002 Cadillac Escalade driven by 30-year-old Ricardo Gonzalez, the CHP said.

Silva was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gonzalez, the driver of the Escalade, was not injured in the crash.  

Rubalcava, who was believed to be under the influence of alcohol, was treated for minor injuries before being taken to jail, authorities said. 

Bail for Rubalcava was set at $1 million pending his initial court appearance, Los Angeles County booking records show. 

California law allows DUI suspects to be charged with murder if they have previous DUI convictions.

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Source: Los Angeles DUI Attorney

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Aidin Ghavimi

Aidin is a partner at Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law, and focuses on personal injury and employment law cases in and around Southern California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Loyola School of Law and his Bachelor’s from USC. Aidin’s primary goal is to bring justice to his clients and to ensure they are able to move on with their lives after a serious injury.

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