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Police Name Suspected DUI Driver Who Allegedly Caused Injury Crash In Temecula

The two-vehicle crash was reported at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday at Rancho California Road and Meadows Parkway.

Matthew Ustupski is pictured in a jail booking photo, Dec. 2, 2013. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
Matthew Ustupski is pictured in a jail booking photo, Dec. 2, 2013. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

The identification has been released of a man suspected in a DUI crash that left several people injured in Temecula Sunday night.

Matthew Ustupski, 21, of Temecula was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in injuries following the crash at Rancho California Road and Meadows Parkway, according to a report from the Temecula Police Department.

The two-vehicle crash at the intersection, reported at approximately 9 p.m., involved a white Toyota truck piloted by Ustupski and a silver Kia driven by female who was the lone occupant.

Police allege Ustupski failed to stop on a red light and collided with the Kia in the intersection.

The female driver sustained major injuries, according to the police report.

Ustupski was traveling with two passengers, the report continued. One passenger sustained major injuries while the other suffered moderate injuries, according to a report from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokesman Mark Annas.

All were transported to a local hospital.

According to jail records, Ustupski is being held on $90,000 bail and is due to appear in court Dec. 4.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Officer Epp at the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

Diana Cooper December 14, 2013 at 01:57 PM
How is Hannah? Praying and thinking of you daily sweetie
Brenda December 14, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Richard I appreciate your comment. Everyone has something they are passionate about. Mine is the amount of deaths and serious injuries that happen on our streets. Traffic deaths are preventable. Like all the ones we have almost on a weekly basis where they are serious or a death is involved. If you do not have an issue with drunks or drivers who think they are above the law seriously injuring or killing people on our streets a few times a month that is your perogative....... If your issue, passion, anger, had rather be with me because I am PASSIONATE about it then so be it. I am saddened by these deaths, injuries because someone is ignorant enough, selfish enough to get himself drunk, get some buddies in his truck, racing down a street, plowing through a signal light and nearly killing this young girl who is just starting out in life. If it makes you feel better to call me names, make fun of me, make light of what this jerk had done and the people he has hurt, then go for it. We still do not know if Hannah will have long lasting disabilties, or even his buddies in his truck. I pray constantly for this young girl since this accident as does our entire community and further, for her full recovery. If you want to downplay the entire incident that is your choice, and your choice to insult me because I do NOT. That is why people do drink and drive, they do not think about the consequences or downplay them, they are OK to drive. Thank you Richard, but I feel yes, one person who caused something should feel as the victim does. Otherwise, how would he feel if he was literally run over? My adult children do NOT drink and drive and have never as far as I know because 1st I am home when they got home. 2. I have watched them make sure they trade off on designated drivers. 3. None of them(all girls) drink to the extent of getting THAT drunk except maybe on their 21st birthdays, and that was only 1 of them. Why? Because I have kept news of these wrecks open to them, shown the consequences of drinking and driving, and that I would always pick them up and their friends with no consequences. If that is what you mean about them.?? I do not know if that is what worked, but something did, and I thank God. Now we just have to fear going to the market or to college etc. and getting run over by someone like this unfortunately.
Brenda December 14, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Hannah hope all is well young lady and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pray that your recovery is moving forward.
Diana Cooper December 14, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Please may we just focus on Hannah, and this terrible tragedy... I know this kid is not going to get a light sentence, but I think positive energy here is better... And I for sure am not down playing anything:(. I live a few houses from rhe corner, heard this accident, the worst I have ever heard, left my house running down the street, watched as the Jaws of life helped get Hannah free, I thank God that Hannah is progressing, please friends..God Bless
Brenda December 15, 2013 at 05:51 AM
Diana, I cannot agree more with you, and appropriately that is how I have conducted myself. Unfortunately there are some who will make a name/acct on Patch for no other reason then to harrass the strongest voice against their "friend", the perpetrator of this crime. Its obvious when their concern is more for that perpetrator then his victims. We cannot forget that this guys own FRIENDS are also victims and were seriously injured and he is facing those felony charges also. I also pray that all of them recover fully and take this as a lesson to never drink and drive or get in the car with someone who has. That was their choice to get in the truck with him, whereas Hannah did NOT have a choice. I was praying for her earlier and hoping that no word means good things in her recovery. I pray she is getting stronger each day as her body heals while wrapped in the arms of her God and the strong prayers of so many out here.
Diana Cooper December 15, 2013 at 04:06 PM
I agree Richard, and Brenda.. May God keep Blessing Hannah daily, and also the other Victims of this Outlandish Crime, I have not forgot about them also... God Bless Friends
Diana Cooper December 19, 2013 at 11:04 AM
Any word on Hannah?.. May God keep her healing and recovering.. Praying..God Bless
ChrisG December 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Hoping no news is good news....
Brenda December 19, 2013 at 03:58 PM
2nd or 3rd that........Still praying she is recovering and this article is just not important in the process.
David Bateson December 19, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Hannah is out of ICU and has been moved to the Acute Rehabilitation Institute. She is been slowly making progress!!! Continue with the good thoughts.
Brenda December 20, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Ty David, wonderful news for everyone!
Diana Cooper December 21, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Wonderful news, so thankful to read this right now, I know! Still prayers and healing, very thankful to hear this... God Bless
David Bateson December 22, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Hannah's feeding tube is out and she is eating on her own!!!! Christmas spirit is truly at work!!!
ChrisG December 22, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Fantastic news!
Brenda December 22, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Oh I BET SHE IS LOVING those first bites even if its jello!! I remember the first thing they gave me when they woke me up out of the coma was hospital Jello and it was the BEST darn thing I had ever tasted in my life!! That is all I wanted and they could not bring enough of it to me. My arms werent working too well yet and I remember telling them to hurry, feed ME! Hannah beautiful girl Lord DO I know the feeling of eating again its awesome and so glad you are moving forward and forward each day young lady. Thank you David for the update again. Prayers are with you Hannah for your favorite meal to be served up to you soon!
Alyssa Wichterman December 23, 2013 at 09:41 AM
Praise God! We continue to pray for Hannah and thank God for her progress each day. Merry Christmas everyone!
Diana Cooper December 24, 2013 at 01:46 AM
Yes praise God, so happy to hear the progress, Christmas Blessings for sure.. Merry Christmas God Bless everyone:)
David Bateson December 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM
The Christmas spirit is alive and well!!!! Hannah is going home tonight!!!! This is such great news!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!
medik December 24, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Wow I will pass the amazing news to the crews! Just made my day. I apologize for not being able to visit with the crews, work has been busy. Merry Christmas
ChrisG December 24, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Merry Christmas indeed!
David Bateson December 24, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Meidik.......Thank you for all the live you have saved!!!! Have a great Christmas and be safe!!!!
medik December 24, 2013 at 09:44 PM
You too I was just at inland but they didn't know what room she was in. I know Hannah from bushfire grill and parents know her grandparents. Merry Christmas your whole family
Diana Cooper December 27, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Wow, what Blessing's!!! Wonderful to hear.... best Christmas Present Ever!!!! God Bless!!!!
Hannah Buss January 04, 2014 at 01:01 AM
Thank you so much for all the love and support. They let me go home the day before Christmas! Every day it's teaching myself all the basics of life, but at my new rehab center they think I'll be able to return to my old life in 2 months! Life is good(:
Alyssa Wichterman January 04, 2014 at 01:45 AM
Hannah, it is so good to hear from you! We have prayed for you and your recovery each and every day. You are a living breathing miracle. 2 months is nothing and you'll be on your way to bigger things before you know it. Thanks for the update! God bless.
Brenda January 04, 2014 at 03:12 AM
HANNAH Girl!!!! Welcome home for Christmas, if a bit late, LOL. Lord, have the prayers been going around for your quick recovery young lady! There has not been a person we run into who has not been thinking and praying about you in our town. So happy to see you, yourself send us a message. 2 months to your old self, or is that 2 months to your NEW self? Just think this time you get to do it your way, the 1st time it was your parents way right? :) Hehe. I am sure your family and friends are thrilled by your miracle recovery Hannah. Keep up the recovery and school and all that will still be there when you are ready for it.
ChrisG January 04, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Great news Hannah. We hope all goes well. Happy New Year!
Diana Cooper January 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM
So glad to hear Hannah, God Bless you! Over joyed for you sweetie .. Happy New Year
Brenda January 29, 2014 at 02:59 AM
Thoughts and prayers are still with you Hannah. Those relearning days can get a bit trying at times. Hang in there and be sure to let us know how you are doing precious. From our family to you!
Diana Cooper March 23, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Would love to hear a update... God Bless Hannah

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