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Port Hueneme Woman Sentenced For Fatal DUI Crash

Wednesday May 11, 2022

     Updated--A Port Hueneme woman Wednesday was sentenced to six years in prison in connection with a fatal DUI crash that claimed the life of an Oxnard woman.

     31-year-old Guadalupe Gonzalez had earlier pleaded guilty to Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated and she admitted two special allegations that it was a Serious Felony and that it was a Crime That Involved great Violence.

     It happened in Oxnard on the night of February 4, 2021, at the intersection of "C" Street and Eighth Street.

     They say a vehicle traveling westbound on Eighth Street broadsided a vehicle traveling northbound on "C" Street.

     The driver of the vehicle on C Street, 29-year-old Rachael Valentine of Oxnard, died the next day at VCMC.

     The driver of the vehicle traveling westbound on Eighth Street, Gonzalez, was admitted to VCMC in stable condition and survived.

     Following a lengthy investigation, Oxnard police alleged that Gonzalez ran a stop sign before broadsiding the other vehicle.

     They also alleged that Gonzalez was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

     In addition to the six-year prison sentence, the judge ordered that her license be revoked for three years after that.