FALLBROOK (CNS) - A 20-year-old Riverside County man was killed Saturday when his car was rear-ended by a car piloted by a suspected drunken driver, crashed through a guardrail then fell down an embankment, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Dazionne Kelly, of Perris, sustained fatal injuries in the collision, which was reported about 1:50 a.m., according to CHP Officer Chris Parent.
Kelly was driving a 1992 Toyota Camry with two passengers aboard and headed north on Interstate 15, north of Lilac Road, at about 70 miles per hour, Parent said. The car was struck from behind by a 2003 Nissan Altima, driven by 49-year-old Katherine Heinzel, of Winchester, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, he said.
Both drivers lost control and veered across the northbound lanes, crashed through the metal guardrail and traveled down a steep embankment, Parent said.
One of the Camry's passengers, Kris Walker, 19, of Perris, pulled Heinzel from the wrecked Altima before it caught fire, Parent said.
Walker sustained moderate injuries and the car's other passenger, Brian Morast Jr., 20, sustained major injuries and was taken to a hospital where he was in critical condition.
Heinzel also sustained major injuries in the crash and was taken to a hospital. She was held for suspicion of drunken driving, Parent said.
CHP officers continued to investigate.
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