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Woman Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Coronado Identified

One person was killed and six others, including two children, were injured in the crash

A woman killed in a suspected DUI crash early Sunday morning in Coronado was a mother of two sons, one of whom had gotten married the same weekend.

The crash happened at about 12:20 a.m. when a Jeep speeding northbound on Silver Strand State Highway drifted over the median near Pamona Avenue and crashed into two cars in the southbound lanes, according to police.

The crash took the life of Eleanor Tabuena, 58.

Her husband of almost 30 years was also in the car with Tabuena. He remains hospitalized due to his injuries. 

Four other people were injured in the crash.

Tabuena's youngest son had gotten married Friday, just two days before the deadly crash took her life, a relative told NBC 7.

Investigators said reports on social media stating the crash was due to a medical condition are not true.

Police believe the driver of the Jeep had been under the influence and lost control of the vehicle.

He is in critical condition at the hospital and will be charged once he is released.

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