CALEXICO — A 15-year-old Calexico girl was killed when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was involved in an accident on a county road near this city Saturday.
The driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The girl, Ivy Valenzuela, was pronounced dead at El Centro Regional Medical Center about four hours after the accident on Anderholt Road south of Jasper Road.
Arrested was Josue Diaz, 18, of Holtville, who was booked into the county jail on counts of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. He remained in custody this morning with bail set at $50,000.
The accident occurred as Diaz was driving a car with four passengers south on Anderholt at what the California Highway Patrol called a high rate of speed.