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].