20-Year-Old Woman Killed in DUI Collision near Dunaway Road

IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA (November 29, 2022) – Sunday evening, Joseph Zhou was arrested and a woman was killed in a head-on crash on Interstate 8.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m., on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8 near Dunaway Road on November 20th.

According to reports, Zhou was driving a 2022 Toyota Tacoma westbound on I-8 when he lost control of the vehicle. The Tacoma then drifted over the center median into the eastbound lanes.

There, the truck collided head-on with an oncoming Kia. The impact of the collision left both drivers with serious injuries.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the Kia driver, a 20-year-old woman from New Jersey, dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics airlifted the Toyota driver, 24-year-old Joseph Zhou of San Marcos, to Desert Regional Medical Center with major injuries. 

Police later arrested Joseph Zhou for felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter. 

The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased woman. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

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