Suspected DUI driver charged in deadly wrong-way crash in Tulare County

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Officers say Jazmine Paramo, 24, was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Highway 65 when she crashed head-on into two motorcycles.

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The suspected DUI driver accused of slamming into a group of motorcyclists, killing two couples has officially been charged.

According to court documents, 24-year-old Jazmin Paramo was arraigned in a Porterville court around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Paramo is facing several felony charges, including four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

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If found guilty on all charges, Paramo could face up to 16 years in prison.

According to CHP, around 2 a.m. on Sunday Paramo was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 65 near Strathmore when she crashed head-on with two motorcycles killing Gilbert Vargas, Mitzi Rodriguez along with Jose and Rita Vargas.