Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Teacher killed in California DUI crash

California DUI criminal defense lawyer news

A man has been arrested on suspicion of California DUI - driving under the influence following a head-on crash that killed a Sacramento art teacher, California DUI police said.

Robert Basinger, 22, faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony California DUI .

Teacher Mary Sekul, 59, died in the California DUI crash, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Folsom Boulevard and 47th Street, California DUI attorneys are told.

Sekul taught at Del Paso Manor Elementary School in Sacramento and Cameron Ranch Elementary School in Carmichael.

California DUI Investigators said they believe a Mazda 626, driven by the Sekul, was eastbound on Folsom Boulevard and was turning left on to 47th Street. A Jeep Cherokee driven by Basinger was westbound on Folsom Boulevard. The two vehicles collided head-on, California DUI lawyers believe.

Sekul was pronounced dead at the California DUI crash scene. Basinger was taken to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. He was later booked into jail for California DUI.