Passenger dies in fatal DUI crash in Richmond


By Mike Kinney

A San Rafael woman died in a car accident in the area of San Pablo Avenue and Hilltop Drive in Richmond Thursday night, police said.

Police responded to the solo-vehicle crash at 9:24 p.m., Richmond police Capt. Al Walle said. The vehicle reportedly struck the center medium before leaving the roadway and colliding with a tree, Walle said.

Mayra Morales, 31, of San Rafael, succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The male driver was transported to the hospital in stable condition and later arrested for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, Walle said.

Further details about the crash, including the driver’s identity, were not immediately available.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect the correct day in which this accident occurred.