A 19-year-old Rancho Cucamonga woman was arrested on Tuesday for the death of an Eastvale woman who died as a result of a DUI traffic collision.
Grace Whitman was first arrested following a major traffic collision on Monday, June 4, 2018, at around 4:53 p.m. near Schleisman Road and Scholar Way in the City of Eastvale. Emergency medical personnel and Eastvale police responded to the scene to find a 28-year-old female from Eastvale with severe injuries as a result of the collision.
Through investigation, it was determined that Whitman was driving her gray Subaru westbound on Schleisman Road, where she failed to stop at a red light. The Subaru slammed into a black Toyota sedan in the intersection as it entered southbound on Scholar Way. Both the driver and the passenger in the Toyota sustained major to life-threatening injuries. Whitman was not injured and was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. She was cleared medically at a local hospital and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Driving Under the Influence and causing injury.
The Riverside District Attorney’s Office added Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while intoxicated on December 12, 2018, after learning that the other driver died as a result of her injuries. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Grace Whitman. On January 8, 2019, Whitman was arrested in the City of Hollywood by the U.S. Marshall’s Office. She was booked into the Robert Presley’s Detention Center in Riverside.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Medina at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600. Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.
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