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Elk Grove Memorial Day DUI Fatality - Yet Another Cautionary Tale

In mere seconds one life is lost and scores are forever changed.
Scene of Elk Grove DUI fatality

This is the result of the latest Elk Grove DUI death that happened early Sunday morning on Power Inn Road on the city's north side. To many drinks and one bad decision - to drive drunk - and a 20-year old man is killed.

Dead is 20-year-old Oscar Ivan Camero of Elk Grove. Arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter charges and fleeing an accident scene is 20-year old Heile Gantan of Elk Grove while 20-year old LaDonna Torres, also of Elk Grove, faces a conspiracy to commit a felony charge.

Gantan and Torres are alleged to have fled the scene of the accident leaving Camero is the back seat.

A visit to the site of accident early Monday morning showed evidence of the crash - broken glass, knocked down tree and shards of plastic from the vehicle.

According to TV reports, Camero was car buff and well-liked young man. An Internet search of Gantan revealed a seemingly aspiring young lady with much potential.

Too many drinks and bad decisions - one life lost and dozens irreversibly changed. No good can come from this situation other than to offer yet another cautionary tale of the hazards of drunk driving.

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