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Alleged DUI Crash Victim Was 69-Year-Old Woman

Ella Anne Jefferson died in a head-on crash around 11:21 a.m. on Domenigoni Parkway near Leon Road.

The sheriff's coroner released the name of the victim of a suspected DUI crash in Winchester.

Ella Anne Jefferson, 69, of Hemet, died around 11:21 a.m. on eastbound Domenigoni Parkway about a third of a mile west of Leon Road, according to the coroner's office.

She was hit head-on by a man suspected of drunken driving. He was arrested shortly after the crash, according to sheriff's officials.

To read about what happened, .

Brenda December 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM
God bless you and rest in peace Ms. Ella Anne Jefferson. Another victim to a drunken driver at 11:21am. Please Ms. Ella sit down with God and talk to him about things we can do to stop this madness so every newspaper isnt filled with the deaths of so many innocents every day. Prayers to family, friends and other loved ones will be in our hearts for a long time trying to smooth your way ahead of grief, sorrow and anger. God Bless You.
gordon December 28, 2011 at 03:24 PM
Brenda, just one correction. the driver wasnt drunk. he was under the influence of marijuana; probably prescribed for a hangnail. let's legalize it so we can have more of this. my heart goes out to the family as well.
LBV Collins December 28, 2011 at 06:35 PM
My condolences to her family. I truly wish people wouldn’t drink and drive. Ella lost her life and the suspect is not going to fare well, having killed someone while drunk driving.
M. Lee Davis December 28, 2011 at 07:40 PM
@gordon; Where did you read the driver was under the influence of marijuana? The article read "She was hit head-on by a man suspected of drunken driving."
Brenda December 28, 2011 at 07:46 PM
Lee, I think Gordon is just tossing in another issue that is hot in the news these days. Just another "under the influence" we need to wipe out and fast. I agree marijuana for death sentences illnesses, but not for all these smaller things they are giving it out for. It has went too far and people are driving while under the influence of it, but in this case it was Alcohol.
Brenda December 28, 2011 at 07:50 PM
I also talked about this with my family when I read about it, and it just is one of those cases that sticks to your heart and mind. Hard to get over the thought of it, and the senseless death of this woman. And a criminal who will probably get 4 years Max and actually be in jail for 2 yrs. :/ which is the worse part. Involuntary Manslaughter. No, the moment someone takes a drink knowing they have to drive home or somewhere they KNOW that they could kill someone else. So it is premeditated, it was thought through that that booze was more important then someones life.
Brenda December 29, 2011 at 12:40 AM
New updated article and it appears that Gordon is correct. The kid, 20 year old was hopped up on Pot. asldfklasdfjlasdkjf;lasdjf;lasdfj;lsdfjlsdj.
Paul Jacobs December 29, 2011 at 12:50 AM
Let's not be moronic. DUI = Driving Under the Influence of ANYTHING legal or not. It can be prescription drugs, a blood-alcohol level below 0.08 percent or medical cannabis if it influences your ability to drive. Media should avoid the term "drunk driving" because people who consider themselves buzzed but not drunk are responsible for countless deaths every day.
gordon December 29, 2011 at 01:14 AM
thanks, Brenda. there was a larger article in today's Californian. and well stated Paul.

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