DUI Accident Killed a Woman in Madera County, CA
July 11, 2023

Madera County, California (CA) – On Monday, July 10, 2023, a woman died due to a DUI incident and a man was detained in Madera County, CA.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was operating under the influence. Before the sun came up Monday, a seriously damaged truck and a demolished automobile blanketed Ellis Street near Fairview Street in Madera County.

Michael Messer, 38-year-old, was operating his vehicle eastbound on Ellist Street just before 4 a.m., according to the CHP. A 20-year-old woman was driving westbound to work. The male operator was going the wrong way again and collided with the Chevy Malibu. The young lady died on the spot. Messer was severely hurt because he was not wearing a seatbelt. He was brought to a hospital in Fresno and then arrested on accusations of DUI. There were several signs in the car. The truck had alcoholic containers and some other drug paraphernalia. According to court records, this is not Messer’s first DUI arrest. He was apprehended for DUI in 2018. He pled not guilty and was sentenced to three years probation. He was apprehended again for DUI again in 2020. During legal proceedings, his license was suspended. He missed showing up for a hearing, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

The woman who was died has yet to be named.

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