Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: #01-27-15
Contact: Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, FEmami@cityofirvine.org
IRVINE, CA – A male driver is in custody following a single-vehicle traffic collision, in which his passenger was killed. Colin Selsted, 27, Irvine, has been arrested on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony driving under the influence.
At approximately 10:55 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2015, Selsted was driving a Volkswagen hatchback on Shady Canyon Drive near Cloverfield with a 23-year-old female passenger, Devon Williams, in his vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway before overturning and coming to rest in a landscaped area on the side of the road.
The Irvine Police Department (IPD) and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) responded to the scene. Selsted was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. At the time of the collision, he displayed objective symptoms of intoxication.
Williams had to be extricated from the vehicle by OCFA and was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. She succumbed to those injuries this evening, Jan. 27, 2015.
The investigation by the IPD Major Accident Investigation Team is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact IPD Detective Cherney at 949-724-7024.
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