Six People Injured in Covelo DUI Crash on Hill Road near Dobie Lane; Milton Hoaglen Arrested
Covelo, California – 25-year-old Milton Hoaglen was arrested following a DUI crash that left at
least six people injured Saturday morning.
Hoaglen was driving a 2016 Mazda CX5 when he went off the roadway and crashed into a big oak tree.
The impact of the crash caused the CX5 to burst into flames.
The California Highway Patrol said the crash was reported at around 1:45 a.m. on Hill Road just east of Dobie Lane in Covelo.
Police said neighbors helped rescue six people, including four kids trapped inside the burning car.
Several emergency crews responded to the crash and transported all occupants to various hospitals in northern California with moderate-to-major injuries.
CHP said Hoaglen was taken to Howard Memorial Hospital and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, causing injury.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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