Maria Arayza Arrested after Deadly ATV Accident near Alapay Way in Harmony


Paso Robles Woman Killed in Harmony ATV Crash near Alapay Way

Paso Robles Woman Killed in Harmony ATV Crash near Alapay Way

Harmony, California – Maria Arayza, 35, of Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of DUI following an early Sunday morning ATV crash that left one person dead near Harmony, according to the CHP.

Arayza was among four campers riding on an ATV away from their camping site. The ATV went over a steep cliff and came to a rest on its wheels in the water.

The accident happened near Alapay Way shortly before 4 a.m. December 20.

Arayza and two passengers were able to exit the ATV but a third passenger was trapped.

The third passenger, a Paso Robles woman, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other two passengers had minor injuries.

Arayza, who sustained moderate injuries, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.

The crash is under investigation. 

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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