Yarenit Liliana Malihan, 39, Hits Toyota Camry, Kills Toddler in DUI Crash
SAN RAMON, CA — CHP investigators are still waiting for information from the County Coroner’s office before they can complete the investigation of the a tragic and deadly DUI crash that killed three-year old toddler Elijah Dunn back in September.
Once investigators are handed the completed Coroner’s Report, they can submit the final case to the District Attorney’s office, who will then decide whether to press charges against Yarenit Liliana Malihan, 39, the wife of an Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malihan was arrested on September 9th by CHP officers for suspicion of driving under the influence as well as gross vehicular manslaughter -after the fatal crash occurred on the I-680. The fatal crash occurred on the I-680 when Malihan crashed her white 2008 Toyota Sequoia into the back of a black 2007 Toyota Camry. Three small children were seated in the back of the Toyota Camry, all of them strapped into car-seats; including three-year-old Dunn, his one year-old sister, and his eleven-month-old brother.
All three of the children were taken to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where three-year-old Elijah later died from his injuries. Elijah’s mother was also taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for major injuries.
“It’s unfortunate that motorists under the influence disregard the negative effects that may ensue from driving under the influence. Drunk drivers continue to endanger the safety of all other drivers,” said West Seegmiller, a California car accident and personal injury attorney.
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. With offices available in San Ramon, Oakland, and throughout California, West Alliance Injury Lawyers strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve- as well as the just compensation that you and your family are entitled to.