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Suspected San Diego DUI Accident Kills Elderly Pedestrians

An elderly couple was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver Sunday north of Valley Center.

Police say the driver, 20-year-old Earl Smith Jr., was driving on Old Castle Road near Mauka Driver early Sunday morning when his car drifted right into the elderly pedestrians. Authorities say the couple – a 79-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman – had been walking with their backs to traffic at the time. Both died at the scene.

Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

San Diego DUI Accidents injure or kill hundreds of people each year. If you or your loved one have been injured in an accident at the hands of a suspected drunk driver, you need a team of San Diego car accident attorneys in your corner. Call the Elia Law Firm, APC to find out your rights and how to recover any financial compensation that may be owed to you.

Source: CBS8

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