VENTURA, CA – Jorge Angel Perez Arrested in DUI Crash That Killed 1 and Injured 2 on US-101

VENTURA, CA (July 18, 2020) – Jorge Angel Perez, 19, has been arrested for felony DUI causing injury or death and gross vehicular manslaughter after a crash that killed one and injured two others. 

Just after 2 a.m., Perez was speeding in a 2007 Ford Mustang on US-101, just north of Telephone Road, when he swerved suddenly to avoid a slower car and lost control, driving off into an embankment. 

One passenger without a seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle and did not survive. 

Two other passengers were taken to Ventura County Medical Center with moderate injuries. The cause of the fatal wreck is still under investigation.