Monterey, CA…On Friday morning September 17, 2021, at 10:56 a.m. a silver Ford Fusion was traveling northbound on State Route 1 approaching the 8th Street overcrossing. The Ford Fusion was occupied by two 16-year-old passengers and the 18-year-old driver. The Ford Fusion lost control, rolled over, and one of the 16-year-old passengers was ejected and landed in the center median. The Ford Fusion was driven by 18-year-old Seaside resident Emely Y. Rivera Vigil.
CHP Monterey is the lead investigating agency in this crash. The other 16-year-old passenger was transported to a local hospital for injuries.
Drugs and/or alcohol are suspected to be a factor in this fatal crash. The driver Emely Y. Rivera Vigil was arrested and transported to the Monterey County Jail.
The law is even stricter for drivers under age 21 defined as Zero Tolerance. A DUI crash is preventable. If you see an impaired driver, call 9-1-1.