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Second passenger in Stanley Boulevard crash dies

Alexis Garcia succumbed to injuries Wednesday

A second victim has been pronounced dead from her injuries in a crash near Livermore in unincorporated Alameda County last week, county coroner officials said Thursday.

Livermore resident Alexis Garcia, 25, suffered major injuries when a blue Kia that was carrying five people crashed on westbound Stanley Boulevard just west of Isabel Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 22, the night before Thanksgiving, and died on Wednesday, coroner's officials said.

Violet Campbell, 16, of Pleasanton, died at the scene after she was partially ejected from the car, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Tyler Hahn.

Authorities allege that Lauren Davis, 26, of Livermore, was driving the Kia when it veered off the roadway, flipped several times and ended up north of Stanley Boulevard.

Davis was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and felony drunk driving for the crash but was released from custody on Monday because the Alameda County District Attorney's Office wants the CHP to continue investigating the crash it before considering filing charges against her.

When Davis was in custody, Alameda County sheriff's jail records listed her occupation as being a driver for UPS.

Hahn said the additional investigation that must be conducted into the fatal crash involves getting a toxicology report on Davis, getting witness statements and reviewing footage from surveillance cameras in the area.

A fundraising account for Garcia's family had raised $13,060 of its $50,000 goal as of 2 p.m. Thursday. A fundraising account for Campbell's family had raised $10,066 of its $15,000 goal by the same time.

— Bay City News Service

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37 people like this
Posted by K
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:01 pm

RIP girls. I would encourage anyone that is considering to get nasty on this link to perhaps think about that first. This could be your child easily. The one that drove or one of those passed away....Be kind. I am quite certain the driver is suffering too....Say nothing if it includes your judgement.....All are grieving , ALL!!!


29 people like this
Posted by Not quite
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Sorry, the driver is suffering only as she realizes that she will lose her job and might go to jail. If that driver had an ounce of conscience she would not have made this her THIRD drunk driving offense. No matter that she pled the others down, she drove drunk and got caught. She needs to rot in jail for her crime of murder.


31 people like this
Posted by Susie
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Hard to be sympathetic to someone who has had two prior DUIs. My heart goes out to all families involved


38 people like this
Posted by Mike
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Right. Let's be compassionate like the judges who let the driver off the two previous times with no jail time and not even a suspended license. Now they have let her out again as if an upside down car, two dead people, alcohol on her breath and two previous offenses are not enough to hold her while the investigation is completed. For all we know she is out driving around now looking for a drink. I've seen estimates that people get away with driving drunk about 80 times on average before they are caught. This driver has 3 offenses. Considering that she worked at a bar who knows how many hundreds of times she drove drunk before this fatal accident happened.

Also let's not teach children to wear their seat belts and be wary of who they drive with. We wouldn't want to upset people by having that conversation. Let's just grieve and act as if things just happen to anyone and no one is responsible for their actions and that actions don't have consequences. Just look at how the article is written. The car veered. The car crashed. As if it just happened. No sorry, the driver failed to maintain control because they were impaired and speeding and didn't consider the consequences.

Sorry but bad things happen to nice people when they don't use good judgement and if you don't want this to happen to your children you'd better teach them to use some judgement. It isn't bashing the victim to point this out. It is allowing their unfortunate event to serve as a lesson to others.


30 people like this
Posted by K
a resident of Village High School
on Nov 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm

News for some of you. There are plenty of good parents that teach as much as they can, and sometimes "Kids" do what they want anyway. Parents are not always to blame. Tired of Parent Shaming when I know plenty raised right and turned Left regardless!


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Nov 30, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Parent shaming. That’s a new one. Extending the mantel of victimhood to parents and absolving them of responsibility. Who said anything about blaming parents. If parents do their best to teach their children then they are not to blame. The comment was about people who don’t want to have that conversation with their children because of feelings.


10 people like this
Posted by Every Ptown Parent
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Nov 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm

Dear Mike, we know all of this. We are having the important conseqences convos with our kids. We don't need to have you get ugly and bash us over the head as if we don't get it. That's all we ask. Jerk.


11 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm

K I agree. Clearly people aren't realizing the bigger issue here.

Did we not learn from the Kate S murder trial result that repeat criminals are not responsible for their actions? They are victims of unfortunate consequence


30 people like this
Posted by Dirk DIggler
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 1, 2017 at 6:53 am

Dirk DIggler is a registered user.

I would ask those who ask for so-called "compassion" here to ask themselves one question. What if it were you burying your child today? I suppose now you are going to tell all of us that you would show this same "compassion"?


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