Suspected DUI Collision near Fairview Street Kills 20-Year-Old Woman

MADERA COUNTY, CA (July 12, 2023) – Monday morning, Emillianne Audler was pronounced dead following a head-on collision on Ellis Street. The fatal crash happened around 4:00 p.m. in the area of Ellis Street and Fairview Street. According to the investigators, an eastbound black pickup truck drove into the opposing lanes at high speeds for unknown reasons. As a result, the pickup collided head-on with another vehicle traveling westbound on Ellis Street. Upon arrival, emergency personnel declared the driver of the second vehicle dead at the scene. She was later identified as 20-year-old Emillianne Audler. Meanwhile, paramedics transported the pickup driver, 38-year-old Michael Messer, to a hospital in a critical condition. Investigators determined that Meser was driving with a suspended license. In addition, court records revealed that Messer previously had two DUI cases – one in 2018 and another in 2020. The family of Audler has started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision. The California Highway Patrol continues to investigate the fatal head-on crash.
In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Emillianne Audler.
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