SAN LUIS, Ariz. – The San Luis Police Department said a man is behind bars after driving under the influence of alcohol and causing a head-on crash. SLPD said the crash happened Tuesday at 7:40 p.m. SLPD along with the San Luis Fire Department responded to Ninth Avenue and Juan Sanchez Boulevard regarding a two vehicle collision.
When emergency units arrived, they found a female driver with severe injuries. The other vehicle driver, 25-year-old Gerardo Quintero, had moderate injuries as well. San Luis Fire Personnel had to use extricating equipment to remove the female driver from her vehicle. Both drivers were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center by San Luis Fire Ambulance Personnel. The female driver was later flown to a Phoenix hospital due to severe head trauma.
Quintero was later released from Yuma Regional Medical Center and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and several other charges. The case is currently under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this accident is asked to please contact Corporal Ramirez at 928-341-2420.