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Melissa Patania, 33, killed and suspected DUI driver Augustus Matthew Marinovich, 19, charged in collision on Phoenix Lake Road in Sonora, California
Augustus Matthew Marinovich, 19, reportedly lost control of his pickup truck and ran into the 1996 Suzuki SUV driven by the woman.
Her 33-year-old daughter Melissa Patania never made it home Monday after Sonora CHP says 19-year-old Augustus Matthew Marinovich drove head-on into Melissa’s car with four of her kids inside. Patania was just four minutes from her home when the deadly crash happened.
Her four children suffered traumatic injuries and were airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center. Their injuries include a fractured spine, leg and wrist, which will require surgery.