Aug 30, 2013 12:30 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Forklift driver arrested following deadly crash in Santa Maria

Santa Maria CHP tells KSBY News a 37-year-old Santa Maria man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI following Thursday's deadly crash in Santa Maria.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. one mile north of Betteravia on Philbric Road.

CHP says Daniel Castillo was operating a forklift and turned in front of a Honda Civic driven by an 18-year old Santa Maria man.

The Civic driver was unable to avoid crashing into the forklift. He was killed in the crash, along with a 49-year old female passenger.

Two other female passengers, ages 19 and 40, were taken to the hospital with major injuries.

Castillo suffered minor injuries and was taken into custody.



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