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Seal Beach Police investigating fatal DUI traffic collision at Seal Beach Boulevard and Saint Andrews Drive

A woman passed away after being involved in a fatal traffic collision. The driver of one of the involved vehicles was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Thursday, November 4, 2021, at about 3:40 pm, the Seal Beach Police Department received a call of a serious traffic accident near the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive.

Responding officers discovered two vehicles had collided in the intersection. The Orange County Fire Authority responded and transported both drivers and one passenger to local hospitals. Unfortunately, an adult, female driver later passed away at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained during the collision.

One driver, identified as German Juarez, age 29, of Los Angeles, sustained minor injuries. He was later arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol (California Vehicle Code §23153(a) & (b)) and vehicular manslaughter (California Penal Code §192(c)). Upon his release from the hospital he was booked at the Orange County Jail.

The involved passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved. Seal Beach Boulevard was shut down in both directions while officers investigated the scene of the collision.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Traffic Investigator Officer Erin Enos at (562) 799-4100 ext. 1605 or [email protected].

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.

4 Comments

  1. The sweet lady that died is/was my friends mother. Please send out prayers. She was a lovely, loving, beautiful soul with a family, children and grandchildren that loved her and she had so much life left to live. Her family is devastated and broken hearted right now. She did NOT deserve to die in such a horrendous way. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE, EVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

    1. JB,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      My condolences to your friend’s family. I am so sorry for their — and your — loss. I will include her and her family in my prayer intentions.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  2. This is sad and ridiculous.. Why do So many idiots get behind the wheel, driving, after drinking? WHY? This may very liikely be a mother, daughter, def a friend maybe a sister. Who knows but we def know her family and friends will forever miss her.. Ppl who drink and drive need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Frankly there’s no excuse and if they kill someone it would be murder. They take a life so they need to get life behind bars without parole. This family will never see their loved one again why should this guy get to live life free again? How dare him!!!! He knows just as we all do that if he drinks and then drives he can kill someone, so to me that is premeditated… Your taking the chance when doing that, you want to play God and take lives with your purposeful actions, I say purposeful due to knowing what the outcome could be and sadly it WAS but u still decided to drive.. that’s B.S. Your life should be done as well, behind bars, it’s only fair. “An eye for an eye”
    This happens way to much and it’s TRAGIC

    1. Sarah,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      As I saw all three of your comments when I curated this morning, and your last comment stated that the second comment corrected the first comment, I went ahead and deleted the first and last comment and approved the second (corrected) comment.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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