Three killed in holiday accidents in region, reports CHP

Three people were killed on area roadways over the holiday weekend period that ended at 6 a.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

That compares to none in the same time period last year.

The fatalities were:

• Stanley Ely Mills, an 89-year-old San Diego man whose car was hit by another vehicle after he ran a red light on West Washington Street near Lindbergh Field on Thanksgiving Day. He died at a hospital Friday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office;

• Jose Juan Ramirez, a 46-year-old Tijuana man who died Friday evening, shortly after his car was in a collision on Interstate 5 just north of the San Ysidro Port of Entry; and

• an unidentified pedestrian in his late 20s who was struck by multiple vehicles on Interstate 5 just south of Oceanside Harbor Drive on Saturday night.

Statewide, there were 21 people killed on the roads, compared to 12 in the same time last year.

Arrests for drunken driving were up slightly in San Diego County, 88 this year compared to 85 in the same period of 2010. Across California, 1,350 people were arrested for drunken driving, compared to 1,419 last year.

Fatality figures include all law enforcement jurisdictions in the state.

Drunken driving arrest totals are only those made by CHP officers.

   
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