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5 NEWS UPDATE: Driver Faces DUI Charges After Accident Sends 2 Juveniles to Hospital
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 19, 2012 @ 5:36PM
Created on November 19, 2012 @ 8:04PM


On Saturday, a car accident on the Harrison and Taylor County line shut down Route 73 and sent two juveniles to the hospital. As of Monday, there's still no word on their condition, but the driver is now facing three separate DUI charges.

Police said 22-year-old Joshua Yanez-Aranda, of Fairmont, was driving drunk, when he lost control of his car and ran off the road. Both of his passengers, who are minors, were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. One was flown and the other was taken by ambulance.

Yanez-Aranda is charged with aggravated DUI, DUI with a minor in the vehicle, and DUI with injury.

Original Story 9/17:

Two men were taken to the hospital, after a one-vehicle accident shut down part of Route 73 Saturday evening.

Just before 7:00 p.m., deputies said a man driving north lost control of his car and ran off the road. Three people were in the car at the time. The driver was apparently taken into custody for a suspected DUI.
Both passengers were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. One was flown, while the other was taken by an ambulance.
Route 73 was closed for about an hour before one lane was re-opened.
The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

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