SAN DIEGO CO., CA – One man died and another was taken into custody following a suspected DUI collision in Poway on Wednesday morning.
According to Fox 5, the collision occurred at about 3:22 a.m. when 23-year-old Jordan Bourassa lost control of his vehicle near Twin Peaks Road and Community Road.
Both Bourassa and his unidentified passenger were extricated and rushed to Palomar Hospital, where the passenger died a short time later.
Bourassa was arrested upon his release from the hospital and booked into the San Diego County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, bodily injury and vehicular manslaughter.
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