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UPDATE: DUI investigation underway after seven-car crash in Santa Maria

Posted at 12:55 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 01:40:36-05

UPDATE (5:45 p.m.) – Santa Maria police have identified the driver arrested after Monday morning’s crash as David Jeffrey Romero, 31.

David Jeffrey Romero


UPDATE (1:20 a.m.) – Santa Maria Police say one person is in custody for DUI following a seven-vehicle crash near El Camino Street and Miller Street.

Police officials say two people were transferred to Marian Hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.

As of 1:15 a.m. the area is back open to traffic.


(12:55 a.m.) – Santa Maria Police responded to a seven-vehicle traffic collision near El Camino Street and Miller Street.

The crash happened at around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Officials say seven vehicles were involved, with one vehicle turned over.

Santa Maria Police, Santa Maria Fire Department and AMR responded to the scene.

As of 12:45 a.m. there have been no injuries reported.

People are asked to avoid the scene as crews investigate and clean-up the area.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

No further details have been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated when new information becomes available.