Woman arrested months after double fatal crash
A woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter in connection with a crash near Livermore last November that claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl and a 25-year-old woman, the California Highway Patrol said.
Lauren Davis, 26, of Livermore, was arrested at a residence in Livermore at 3:35 p.m. today without incident in connection with the Nov. 22 crash and was transported to the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin for processing and booking, according to CHP spokesman Tyler Hahn.
It’s expected that Davis will be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday, Hahn said.
The crash occurred on westbound Stanley Boulevard just west of Isabel Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 22, which was the night before Thanksgiving.
Authorities allege that Davis was driving a blue 2004 Kia Sorrento, carrying five people, which veered off the roadway, flipped several times and ended up north of Stanley Boulevard.
Hahn said 16-year-old Violet Agamau of Pleasanton died after she was partially ejected from the car.
Alexis Garcia, 25, of Castro Valley suffered major injuries when she was ejected from the car and died a week later, on Nov. 29.
The CHP alleged in a news release:
“Due to Davis’ intoxication, she allowed her vehicle to veer off the roadway, where it rolled multiple times.”
Davis was arrested shortly after the collision but she was released after a few days because the CHP was still completing its investigation, which included getting a toxicology report on her, getting witness statements and reviewing footage from surveillance cameras in the area.
When she was in custody in November Alameda County sheriff’s jail records listed her occupation as being a driver for UPS.
The CHP said it completed its investigation on Jan. 16 and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office later charged Davis with both murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Capt. Christopher Sherry, the commander of the Dublin area for the CHP, said in a statement:
“The California Highway Patrol is committed to ensuring that drunk and drug impaired drivers are removed from our highways. … We are dedicated to preventing DUI-related tragedies. … We will continue to support both the Campbell and Garcia families as this case proceeds through the judicial system.”